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Arlington students sing for a cure

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An Arlington high school lib-dub video raised thousands of dollars for cancer research.

Arlington Martin High School students made the video after one of their peers was diagnosed with colon cancer. The kids turned the video into a fundraiser, by getting people to pledge money for the number of hits it got on YouTube.

Their hard work and creativity paid off, and the school was able to donate $15,000 to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The money will help jumpstart a clinical trial to study pediatric colon cancer.

The inspiration behind it all, junior Taylor Helland, says she's grateful for all the love and support from her fellow students.

"It's kind of overwhelming in a good way," Helland said, "because I feel like everyone cares so much for me and other cancer patients."

The YouTube video has more than 74,000 hits so far.

You can help the students raise even more money for cancer research just by watching the video. Click here for the video.

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