Giving to charity is one of the many ways to help others. A couple of kids in particular know the meaning of giving and have given their time and support to St. Jude's Research Hospital.
Cameron Goetting, 13, attends Couch School, and for the past few weeks he and Brittany Martin, a girl in his seventh grade class, have been raising money for St. Jude's.
Cameron and Brittany are raising money for St. Jude's through an organization called Kids Hunting for a Cure, which involves every junior high in the counties of Oregon, Howell, Ripley, Shannon and Carter. The organization helps raise money for children's hospitals and research. Every year, the three students who raise the most money for St. Jude's go hunting with one of the kids from St. Jude's.
Cameron said he and Brittany have raised a total of $117 so far and will continue to raise money until Oct. 15. Their goal is $200.
Although Cameron said he has no family members who he knows of suffering from cancer, he said, "If somebody did have a relative who had cancer, I think they'd like somebody raising money for research."
He said many people who have donated money to them said they have a relative with cancer and that donating was one way to help.
Those interested in donating money for Cameron and Brittany's cause can stop by the Country Cottage in Thayer and drop money in the collection can or stop by Flash Market in Mrytle.