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Second year for Cassidy's Craft Campaign

Cassidy Briggs. -
Cassidy Briggs.
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It's been more than a year since Cloverdale's Cassidy Briggs passed away, but her legacy and spirit remain strong.

This week marked the kick off of the 2nd Annual Cassidy's Craft Campaign at Surrey's George Greenaway Elementary, where Cassidy attended school.

It was Cassidy's dream to make life better for young patients at B.C. Children's Hospital. During her many stays, she noticed there was little for kids to do and came up with a plan to raise money to buy arts and crafts supplies for the hospital.

The campaign was launched last year and resulted in a craft area filled with supplies being created at the hospital.

Now, the school and her family want to keep Cassidy's dream alive by donating money to replenish and bolster the kids' art area.

Cassidy was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer before her eighth birthday in 2008 and despite a brave battle, died on Jan. 11 last year. Prior to her death, her beguiling smile and selfless nature rallied her school and the surrounding community to raise thousands of dollars to help her get treatment.

Also helping with the craft campaign this year is Michigan author Johnathan Rand, who will be visiting a dozen Surrey schools, beginning with George Greenaway Elementary next week.

This year's campaign runs until March 2. Donations can be made directly to B.C. Children's Hospital - Cassidy's Craft Campaign, or contact George Greenaway Elementary at 604-576-1136 for further information.

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