Sunday, April 01, 2007

Cub Scouts raise money to help battle brain cancer

By Banks Albach / Daily News Staff Writer

It started with dizziness, vomiting and headaches.

It progressed to brain surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

Two years later, the latest development in 9-year-old Dana Gauthier Jr.'s battle with brain cancer came in the form of a gift from his peers.

He and his fellow cub scouts recently sold about $10,000 in popcorn around the Palo Alto area. They set up in front of grocery stores and went door to door for six Saturdays. The scouts from Den 6 decided to donate a chunk of it to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, the medical center where their friend, Dana, has undergone treatments. This is the second time they've made such a donation.

Read more of this story at the Palo Alto Daily News.

1 comment:

Tina said...

What a wonderful thing for the Cub Scouts to do!
My son (a Webelos Scout) has a brain tumor and has had multiple operations, so this story hits very close to home.