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Thursday, June 14, 2012



John Huff/Staff photographer The Kids Who Care club from Dover Middle School donate money they raised through a cancer walk event to help out a local family and the cancer center at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Wednesday morning. In front from left are Melynda Hughes, Luke McCusker, Jasper Kaur, Alison Fairbairn, Lily Clemons, Maggie Goodwin, Allison Menard, Henry Hutchesa and Brandon Stephen. In back are Fran Meffen, Diane Driscoll, Maria Sarensen, Andrea McCusker, Christine Skidds, Anna McCusker, Garrett Skidds, Becca Cole, Jordan Schneider, Sammy Seymour, Charlotte Leggett and Haley McClintock.

DOVER — One hundred and ninety six miles.

That's how far students who are part of Dover Middle Schools' Kids Who Care group walked last month to be able to provide resident Christine Skidds with a substantial monetary donation Wednesday morning to help her pay for medical bills.

Skidds, a Dover woman who has been battling cancer, and her family teared up when Kids Who Care member Becca Cole handed her a check for $500 on Wednesday. Skidds' sister, Andrea McCusker, addressed the group of more than a dozen kind-hearted students who attended the donation ceremony.

"The support from Dover Middle School has been overwhelming," said McCusker.

Between tears, McCusker noted that upon learning that a family member of one of their classmates, Ahna McCusker, was battling cancer, middle school students purchased bracelets to raise funds and made posters advertising the Walk for the Cure event that occurred in May.

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