- Associated Press - Monday, September 21, 2015

TRENTON, Mich. (AP) - An event featuring 5,000 sunglasses-wearing rubber ducks in the Detroit area helped raise money for childhood cancer research.

The Detroit Free Press reports (https://on.freep.com/1KG2xHK ) the first of what organizers believe will be the annual Motor City Quack Attack netted $15,000.

The ducks were dumped into the water Sunday for a race at Elizabeth Park in Trenton.

Organizer Sue Sargent, who is the director of volunteers for Kids Without Cancer, says she and others went to festivals and parades throughout the Detroit area seeking sponsors for the ducks. The Livonia woman’s 12-year-old daughter, Chrissy, died of ovarian cancer 22 years ago.

A $5 donation sponsored a duck. The top three finishers won prizes: $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and $250 for third place.

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Online:

https://www.kidswithoutcancer.org

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