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Marietta 6th graders hold fundraiser for classmate battling cancer

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Marietta sixth-graders held a fundraiser Friday in support of a classmate battling cancer.

The students held a "Freedom Dance" to raise money for their beloved friend and classmate Mary Tankersley.

Doctors diagnosed the 11-year-old with a bone tumor in November. She's undergone chemotherapy and doctors had to remove a portion of a leg.

Friends and family felt compelled to come together to show their support and how much Mary means to them.  

About 200 friends took part in the fun. There was even a version of the "Harlem Shake."

They also created special wristbands for "Team Mary."

So far, more than $8,000 has been raised.

If you're interested in making a donation to help fund research for Osteosarcoma, visit Mary's Rally Foundation Web page.

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