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Utica girl collecting sunglasses for children with eye cancer

A brave seven-year-old girl from Utica is raising awareness about childhood cancer and working hard to help children who suffer from it.

Posted: Jul 31, 2018 5:56 PM

A brave seven-year-old girl from Utica is raising awareness about childhood cancer and working hard to help children who suffer from it.

Savanah Redmond was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma, a type of eye cancer, at only nine months old, and it’s now in remission. For several years, Savanah ran a lemonade stand and raised thousands of dollars to benefit children with cancer.

This year, Savanah is collecting sunglasses to donate to the Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia, where she receives treatment.

"I'm giving kids that have eye cancer sunglasses because whenever they go outside, because of the treatment, they have to have sunglasses," she said. 

Savanah has already collected more than 100 pairs of sunglasses. If you’d like to help Savanah’s cause, you can drop off or mail children’s sunglasses to 61 Ballantyne Bray in Utica. The deadline to donate is Aug. 10, because they’ll be leaving for Philadelphia on Aug. 12.

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