GR8 Job: 8-year-old girl in Paragould raising money to fight cancer

Source: Carrie Robinson
Source: Carrie Robinson

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - A little girl in Paragould is joining the global effort to fight breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in women, according to the American Cancer Society.

Carrie Robinson says her daughter Tori Jetton decided to raise money for cancer research after Tori's grandmother Anita Bibb died from breast cancer in June 2012. Bibb was diagnosed in November 2011.

Tori wants to be a scientist when she grows up so she can cure cancer, but until then, she says she wants to raise money to help find a cure.

Her first fundraiser will be a yard sale at 703 Samuel Drive in Paragould from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, September 6 and 7.

"It kind of hurts my feelings in a way to know that she has those kind of emotions all the time, but in another aspect I think it's a good thing that someone as young as she is can make that big of a decision that she wants to do this," said Robinson.

All of the proceeds from the sale will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Tori wants to keep raising money after the yard sale is over.

"We're going to host a pageant and Tori has decided on the name of Cuties for a Cure. We've researched and already found the crowns that we want to order and everything. We're just trying to get all that in motion," said Robinson.

Toys, baby items, accessories and clothing in sizes to fit everyone from newborns to adults will be on sale.  Businesses have donated goods and services that will be raffled during the yard sale, including Knights CupCakery, Room To Grow, Amanda Hunt Photography, Something Sweet and Alpha Omega Salon & Day Spa.

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