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Few hours left to take part in Kentucky's online giving event

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

Only a few hours are left to take part in Kentucky's first statewide online giving event.

Kentucky Gives Day brings nearly 380 charities and non-profit organizations throughout the Commonwealth together.

Several local organizations are participating on Wednesday, including the Wendell Foster Center, Girls Incorporated, and the Thumbs Up for Lane Goodwin Childhood Cancer Foundation.
 
"When we found out about it, we thought it would be a good way to raise funds for childhood cancer research. We have a huge following across the state of Kentucky, along with several other states," Lane's mother, Angie Goodwin says.

Thanks to Wednesday's event, people in those other states are able to help keep Lane Goodwin's dream alive. His mother, Angie, said it's been a good day far for the foundation.  

"We've had a lot of posts today, a lot of donations coming in. The last time I checked, I think we were about $1,700, and we're number three on the leaderboard so far," Goodwin says.  

Others are also keeping an eye on their totals. Maggie Price with the Wendell Foster Center says that money raised will help expand programming that's offered to the community.  

"We have an assistance technology center that helps children and adults who might need some technical assistance for low vision or hearing impairment," Price says.  

For participants, awareness is the bottom line.  

"We want people to realize the services that we offer and that we're here for them. We want to be a resource to Western Kentucky," Price says.

"Lane had a dream that no child would have to fight like he did, so we're going fill that dream by funding research," Goodwin said.  

If you'd like to make a donation, you have until 10:50 Wednesday night. If you'd like to get involved and make a donation, click here.

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