Video and reporting by: Isaiah Showell
GALLOWAY, N.J. — October is Breast Cancer Awareness month in the United States, and two girls from Galloway are doing their part to support the cause.
Eight-year-old Anona Abdullah and nine-year-old Ja’syiah Reynolds spent last weekend collecting donations for breast cancer research from community members. They got the idea when Ja’syiah noticed a breast cancer awareness message on her cheerleading bow, which sprung them into action. Anona and Ja’syiah collected $40 from the community, and they did it all because of their willingness to help others who may need it.
“I feel very proud that they would think of something like this on their own and go out and put the initiation towards doing something for somebody else — just not being selfish at all,” Qaadir Abdullah, Anona’s father, said.
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