Kilgore girl recognized for cancer research fundraising

By Bob Hallmark - bio | email

LONGVIEW,TX (KLTV) - A little East Texas girl gets recognized for her tireless efforts to raise money for cancer research.

Brannon Russell, 9, of Kilgore was honored recently with the Kohl's "Kids Who Care" Scholarship Program for her efforts to raise money for cancer research.

She began to raise money in 2004, after her grandfather passed away from colon cancer.

"I really, I was like excited and I couldn't believe that I won, I didn't even know what that was until I got the award," Brannon says.

Little Brannon has raised over 40-thousand dollars in the 7 years she has been working for cancer research.

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