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Snoball dance raises money for teens with cancer

Detroit Lakes High School students are rallying behind two of their own this Friday.

Back in December, students planning the annual Snoball dance decided something needed to be done to support their classmates during their time of need.

They decided all proceeds from the dance -- which costs $7 to attend -- will be donated to students Matt Fairbanks and Tiffany Moe, who both have cancer.

"It's a way for students to help students, yet have fun," said Bonnie Mohs, advisor and family and consumer science teacher at the high school.

This year the event is being held in the Holmes Ballroom "because the lighting makes gymnasiums looks so much nicer," she said students had decided.

With the cost of the deejay and rental for the Ballroom already paid for, the students decided not only to donate all the dance proceeds to Fairbanks and Moe, but there will be a snack and beverage stand set up at the dance, and money from that will also go to the students.

"We have a really caring student body. They make a positive impact on the community," Mohs said.

Earlier this year, students raised $5,600 to help fight local hunger.

"They really do care about other people, and are trying to make the world a better place," she said.