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Pleasanton girl starts 'What if? fundraising campaign

Harvest Park student raising money for cancer research through soccer club project

A Harvest Park Middle School seventh-grader is looking to give back to children facing serious health concerns through an online fundraiser as part of a community service project through her Pleasanton Rage Soccer leadership group.

Kyrah Woodward is collecting $5 donations -- asking people, "What if $5 could help save the life of a child?" Those who donate could be entered into a raffle for a U.S. soccer jersey, and all funds generated will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

"I chose to raise money for St. Jude Hospital because I was run over by a car when I was 4 and was in bed for almost a year," Woodward said in an email interview. "I did not know whether I would be able to walk normally again, but now I am fine and playing soccer -- my favorite sport."

"But there are many other kids who are not as lucky, and some do not know whether they will even be alive in a year," added Woodward, who turned 13 on Wednesday. "I want to help raise money for them and to help find a cure for cancer."

The online fundraising campaign, hosted through St. Jude Hospital, will remain open through Dec. 30. Woodward was more than halfway to her $1,000 fundraising goal as of Thursday morning.

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Donors could also ask to have their name entered into an optional drawing for a U.S. soccer jersey, donated by SoccerPro. The raffle was set to take place Sunday.

To learn more or to donate, visit the "Kyrah's Fundraise Your Way" page.

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Pleasanton girl starts 'What if? fundraising campaign

Harvest Park student raising money for cancer research through soccer club project

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Mon, Dec 21, 2015, 8:18 am
Updated: Wed, Dec 23, 2015, 8:06 am

A Harvest Park Middle School seventh-grader is looking to give back to children facing serious health concerns through an online fundraiser as part of a community service project through her Pleasanton Rage Soccer leadership group.

Kyrah Woodward is collecting $5 donations -- asking people, "What if $5 could help save the life of a child?" Those who donate could be entered into a raffle for a U.S. soccer jersey, and all funds generated will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

"I chose to raise money for St. Jude Hospital because I was run over by a car when I was 4 and was in bed for almost a year," Woodward said in an email interview. "I did not know whether I would be able to walk normally again, but now I am fine and playing soccer -- my favorite sport."

"But there are many other kids who are not as lucky, and some do not know whether they will even be alive in a year," added Woodward, who turned 13 on Wednesday. "I want to help raise money for them and to help find a cure for cancer."

The online fundraising campaign, hosted through St. Jude Hospital, will remain open through Dec. 30. Woodward was more than halfway to her $1,000 fundraising goal as of Thursday morning.

Donors could also ask to have their name entered into an optional drawing for a U.S. soccer jersey, donated by SoccerPro. The raffle was set to take place Sunday.

To learn more or to donate, visit the "Kyrah's Fundraise Your Way" page.

Comments

Joyce
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 21, 2015 at 9:46 am
Joyce, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 21, 2015 at 9:46 am
2 people like this

Wonderful idea to help others, give back!


CCap
Castlewood
on Dec 21, 2015 at 10:42 am
CCap, Castlewood
on Dec 21, 2015 at 10:42 am
2 people like this

GO Kyrah go! Proud of you for what you're doing and what have achieved!


Cholo
Livermore
on Dec 22, 2015 at 11:31 am
Cholo, Livermore
on Dec 22, 2015 at 11:31 am
Like this comment

Kyrah...Thank You! WHAT A GOOD DEED!

VIVA KYRAH! VIVA!

I'm make sure my donation is mailed asap! Thanks again!


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