The City of Kenora is recognizing children battling cancer in the community.

Earlier this week, Mayor Dave Canfield presented Chloe Poirier, who has been battling cancer for 12 of her 14 years, and friends Sarah and Aislyn with a token of recognition for bringing forward the "Going Gold Campaign" to Kenora. The campaign aims to raise awareness about childhood cancer.

“I think it went very well. I’m glad I could come to support my friends, as well as all individuals in our community who are fighting cancer,” said Breiter. “Childhood cancer is a big problem, and it’s not something that is easily dealt with.”

Canfield also proclaimed September 24 to September 28 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Week in Kenora, and encouraged residents to wear gold in support of children living with cancer.

The Kenora community is also working to support 17-year-old Dustin Moncrief, who is battling a rare form of brain cancer. A GoFundMe campaign has raised close to $30,000 for the young entrepreneur in three days.

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