Students at Towles raise money for cancer institute

Students and others at Towles Middle School in Fort Wayne release balloons in support of people with cancer on May 13, 2017.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Students at Towels New Tech Middle School on East Paulding Road held a fundraiser for the Parkview Cancer Institute.

A recent class project taught students about a cancer and also how to be involved with cancer patients.

Saturday morning, several dozen people released balloons – some with messages, in support of cancer patients.

Then, participants could walk or run for one mile and kids could do a fun run.

“At the very beginning of the project, the teachers went out and bought a bunch of stuff to make chemotherapy comfort kits,” said Carson Dantzer, a student at the school. ”

The fundraiser was organized as a class project.