Swanson

Naomi Swanson

Fort Supply Student Council and FFA students are hosting a Fun Run on Saturday, March 9 to help the Swanson family with medical expenses.

Naomi Swanson, 10, has been battling Neuroblastoma cancer off and on since 2012. She was three years old when she was diagnosed.

According to the National Cancer Institute, Neuroblastoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in neuroblasts (immature nerve tissue) in the adrenal gland, neck, chest, or spinal cord.

The family has been going to Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas for medical treatment. They have been seeing improvement in slowing down the cancer, according to the flyer.

“She is such a spunky, outgoing, animal loving, and kind little girl,” the flyer says.

Fort Supply Student Council President Kaylee Whittley said they don’t have a specific dollar amount as a goal, but are hoping to help the family as much as possible.

The benefit will include a 5K walk/run, a 10K walk/run, and a one mile fun run for the kids, according to Whittley.

Fort Supply FFA President Jasmine Hagemeier said local ranchers are chipping in with donations of hot dogs and hamburgers. Students will be serving a free will donation meal.

Whittley and Hagemeier both said one of Swanson’s sisters is a classmate of theirs, and the family is exceptional and inspiring.

Preregistration plus a t-shirt is $30 and due before Thursday, Feb. 28 to guarantee a shirt on race day. On the day of the race, registration plus a t-shirt is $35.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 9 at the Fort Supply School. The race begins at 10 a.m. with the hamburger and hot dog feed afterward from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Kaylee Whittley at the Fort Supply School at 580-766-2611.