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Westside Board of Education Vice President Doug Krenzer is battling cancer for the second time. To raise money and support from the community, family friend of Krenzer and Westside graduate Rebecca Hansen organized “Team Distance For Doug,” a challenge where participants can log 50 miles of exercising activities ranging from jogging to participating in a sport to show their support for Krenzer. Participants can also donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, where Krenzer’s cancer is being researched. Krenzer’s daughter, sophomore Audrey Krenzer, said she has been participating in the ‘Team Distance for Doug’ challenge.
“I have been super busy with school so I haven’t officially signed up, but I have been going on walks and runs with my parents very often,” Audrey Krenzer said.
Audrey Krenzer appreciates how this fundraiser has helped so many people, including her dad.
“I think it is a great and easy way to spread awareness,” Audrey Krenzer said. “I am so grateful that my family has been able to help others in the community come together and bond.”
Audrey Krenzer said she thinks the challenge is helping to unite the community.
“While times like these are hard, this is something we can all do and appreciate together,” Audrey Krenzer said.
Sophomore Madilynn Miles said she has also been participating in the challenge.
“I’ve been doing a lot of softball and I’ve been watching workout videos and following along with them,” Miles said.
If you would like to donate or join Doug Krenzer’s team, click here.