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11-year-old Tallahassee girl raises more than $12K for childhood cancer charities

Posted at 9:00 PM, Sep 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-24 21:34:41-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Leon County Schools and people who have been affected by Childhood cancer were encouraged to wear Gold throughout Friday.

The Moore Bass Consulting agency along with Hang Tough held a special event this morning in Midtown in honor of children who have had cancer.

Eleven-year-old Katelyn Irwin also announced today that she has raised more than $12,000 for cancer charities including the Hang Tough Foundation, UF Health Shands Children's Hospital and Trent's Touch.

"Every single year in school they have a breast cancer awareness day so I started Go Gold Day," said Irwin. "It feels really good that people are supporting me throughout what I do and raising $12,000 for three campaigns is pretty awesome."

Irwin said she was inspired to start Go Gold Day because of her 11-month-old brother's diagnosis of leukemia in 2013.