Children race through 'cancer crusade'

Posted at 8:20 PM, Jul 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-28 21:20:16-04

Local children fighting cancer got a different kind of challenge to overcome Saturday - an obstacle course.

The kids ran, climbed, and slid through the course in Appleton.

It's designed by thirteen-year-old Cole Stoffel.

He said that he started this event a few years ago..after his teacher died of brain cancer. 

"We had gone to something where a pediatric cancer patient, when they're done with treatment, they ring a bell," Stoffel explained. "That's what they do when they go to the top of the wall, they ring a bell."

Saturday's obstacle course races benefits the Snowdrop Foundation of Wisconsin. They're a group providing scholarships for college bound cancer patients and survivors.