Eleventh grader Madison Brooks and her friends are having fun at Polk County High School this week for a good cause. Diagnosed with leukemia a few years ago, Madison is no longer undergoing regular treatments, but she says other young people with cancer need our attention.
Tuesday was Super Hero Day, part of a week-long effort to raise awareness, and money for cancer research and treatment, especially at Children's Hospital at Erlanger, where Madison received first class medical care.
She's receiving full support in her efforts from principal Ronnie German, also a cancer survivor of 11 years.
It's a week filled with funny hats and bright socks, and it ends up on Friday with pies in the faces of teachers. Madison has a goal of raising a $1,000, and she's well on her way.
Her principal says she and her friends are learning some valuable lessons.
German said, "Absolutely, I think that's what education is all about They need to learn about life, and that's what this is."