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By Jeff Pack

Students with parents battling cancer go school shopping with Michelle's Place


Last updated 8/23/2019 at 1:02am

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Sisters Aryanah McAfee, left, 15, and Audreyanah McAfee shop for new back-to-school school clothes at Kohl's in Temecula hosted by Michelle's Place Cancer Resource Center and funded by Stater Bros. Charities, Aug. 13. Families who have a parent fighting cancer registered with Michelle's Place Cancer Resource Center for the shopping spree opportunity.

Back to school shopping for children of all ages can be a chore – but for the 50 or so school-age children who went shopping at Michelle's Place Cancer Resource Center's "Too Cool for School" event Tuesday, Aug. 13 – it was a piece of cake.

That's because all of the students who were beneficiaries of the event have a parent currently battling cancer and choosing between two different items of clothing is the least of their concerns. It takes a little bit of pressure off the parents as well, according to Michelle's Place Executive Director Kim Gerrish.

"We realize that if they can't af...

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