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Braving the Rain and Snow for Relay for Life

Islander Middle School 7th grade students Maddie Coles, Alex Graham and Ryan Barbee are just a few of hundreds trying to raise money to take part in the Mercer Island Relay for Life on May 12.

Mercer Island Patch caught up with 7th grade students Maddie Coles, Alex Graham and Ryan Barbee as they tried to raise funds for the Relay for Life event at at on May 12.

The trio braved the snow and rain on the corner of SE 27th Street and 77th Avenue SE with placards advertising their most recent fundraising effort, "Donuts for Dreams" (Other members of their team, "Counting", tried to raise funds in front of ).

It's a dollar per donut, $5 for half-a-dozen or $10 for a full dozen, and deliveries are available (see photos attached to this story for more details).
According to the girls, they'll be at it until 4 p.m. today.

The team has raised nearly $400 so far in their quest to reach a team goal of $1,400 so all 14 of their team members can participate in the Relay for Life race.

The girls say next week, they'll dedicate all their proceeds from babysitting to their fundraising efforts.

The Relay is one of Mercer Island's most popular fundraising events and is an overnight relay-style event where participants raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

Kendall Watson March 20, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Team Counting Captain Leah Kahan just sent me this note: "Hello! I am Leah Kahan the team Captain along with Maddie Coles for our team Counting which you wrote this report on! Our team would like to thank you so much this is so cool! Our team started in Jan. and now we have about 900 dollars from that event! It is true next week we are doing a babysitting Bash in order to reach our goal! Also this is knew news: next sunday at the high school durring the lacrosse tournaments we are selling raffle tickets for a secret but huge prize that will be announced there! Buy a raffle ticket and get the chance to win. All of the money made is going towards our team! We just would like to thank you again our team is so thrilled. - Don't Count the Days make the Days Count, Relay for life team, "Counting""

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