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Nampa students raise money for St. Luke's in honor of Cancer Awareness Week

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Posted at 5:34 PM, Oct 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-20 19:34:14-04

Students at Lake Ridge Elementary School in Nampa raised more than $1,300 for the St. Luke's Children's Hospital this week.

Third-graders in Bekah Graves' class held a change drive Oct. 16-20.

Their efforts were part of Cancer Awareness Week in the Nampa School District. 

Mrs. Graves and her students presented their donation to a St. Luke's representative Friday afternoon.

"I truly believe what my [classroom] door says, 'What happens here is going to transform the world,'" Graves said. "...but they really took it to heart, pushed it, shared it with their families and friends, and I was blown away at the amount. It was really cool."