Charity Event Raises Thousands For Wichita Teen

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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July 1, 2009

A fundraising event for Wichita teenager Kyle Hicks took in more than $5,700 in donations. The event, held at All Star Sports East Tuesday, featured teams from local television stations and other well known Wichitans competing in a "Superstars" competition.

Hicks, 18, has a rare skin disease and needs a bone marrow transplant. His parents' insurance will not pay for the cost of the treatment.

The Wichita community has raised more than $300,000 to pay for Kyle's treatment.

KAKE's Susan Peters, Larry Hatteberg, Jeff Herndon, Jay Prater and Cayle Thompson took part in the event,

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