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Mcflury Run/Walk honors Onalaska teacher

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ONALASKA, Wis. (WXOW) - Onalaska High School students are helping one of their teachers in her battle against cancer.

For the last ten years the O-Club, S.A.D.D. and T.A.P.P. organizations have put on the Mcflury Run/Walk.

The groups pick someone in the community to receive all the money they raise and this year they chose Jenni Stage.

Jenni is a teacher's assistant at the high school and was diagnosed with a brain tumor last August.

Jenni found out it was brain cancer a few months later.

Jenni is thankful to be the recipient this year and says, "I can never be thankful enough, just the feeling of the community and everyone coming together, and all the support, the support is just amazing to me."

Jenni is cancer-free right now and will get more testing done in June.

The Mcflury Run/Walk is named in honor of its first recipient, Jay Flury.

Jay was the Drivers Education teacher at the high school and had Multiple Myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer.

Jay died five years ago but his wife, Nancy, says she is happy to see the event take place year after year.

Nancy says, "This organization realizes the importance of going out from the school environment and into the community. I think the students realize it's to help for the greater good."

The Run/Walk was a 2.2 mile un-timed event. It cost ten dollars for a t-shirt and to participate, organizers hope to raise more than $3,000.


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