Winnebago students hold fundraiser for classmate with leukemia
ROCKFORD (WREX) -
Local middle school students rally together to raise money for one of their classmates in need.
Winnebago Middle School hosted a fundraiser Saturday at Skateland for Grace Maschmeyer, one of its students.
Grace is 13-years-old and was just diagnosed with leukemia. To help with medical expenses at at home care, the school wanted to raise awareness and money for her family.
Students could skate for just $10. There were also games, prizes and raffle baskets.
All proceeds will go right back to Grace's family.
"To have people stop by and come out to these events and kind of just hold her up means a lot," said Angela Macias, Grace's mother. "I think it's the best thing about living in a small town.. they really step up and let you know you're loved."