Local student organizes fundraiser to support research for rare disease

Alexis Rice's grandmother was diagnosed with Amyloidosis five years ago.

Posted: Jan. 28, 2018 12:15 AM
Updated: Jan. 29, 2018 9:29 AM

OXFORD, Ind. (WLFI) — Alexis Rice's grandmother was diagnosed with Amyloidosis five years ago.

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The disease is a rare condition in which a substance called "amyloid" builds up in the organs.

Rice, a junior at Benton Central, set up a fundraiser during Saturday's basketball game at the high school to raise money for research on the disease.

There was a silent auction for handmade blankets and a bake sale.

Rice says she and the other students who helped were able to raise around 260 dollars, which will go to the Amyloidosis Foundation.

The fundraiser is just the start of what she plans to do for her senior project starting this fall.

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