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Youth helped lead the way in 'Tough Enough' efforts

Oct 7, 2012 - Laura Toppenberg, Help for Health


Many times all we hear about is how troubled our youth are and our concerns for the next generation. On behalf of the Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund, I want to commend our local youth for their commitment to this cause and their community.

These young adults have very humbly and selflessly given of their hearts, time and resources. Just this summer alone, the trio of Hayden Wempen, James Hampton and Dillon Fabricus pooled their resources and donated the proceeds from their "Kids Being Tough" shirts to the fund.

The Shoshoni High School Girls volleyball team and students held a benefit auction recently, and the CWC Girls Volleyball team is planning an upcoming event on Oct. 10th.

Vinnie Dolbow and Harley Speyer, for the second year in a row, have donated their 4-H hogs or a generous portion of their sale to the fund. The backup singers, Rosi Saunders and Ashley Coughanour, from the 8 Second Ride concert, showed some amazing talent and commitment to the cause. The Riverton High School football team raised money for the fund as well, highlighted by the Sept. 21 game.

Other youth groups and teams have participated as well across Fremont County.

When we try and thank these individuals for their generous and amazing commitment, they reply how honored they are to be able to help their friends and neighbors in some way and expect nothing in return.

Help for Health and the Tough Enough Cancer Fund is very proud of each one of these individuals and thank them from the bottom of our hearts for the positive role models they are and the significant differences they are making in the lives of those in need.

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