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Colfax Middle School raises money for Breast Cancer Awareness

COLFAX — In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Week this past October, the Colfax Middle School Student Council sponsored a bake sale, hat day and staff jeans days to raise money for the American Cancer Society. $750 was raised in memory of Mary Wolff, former Colfax school nurse and later a nurse at Luther Hospital (Mayo Health Systems) in Eau Claire. Mary was also the wife of Dave Wolff who taught middle school at Colfax for over 30 years and had four children graduate from Colfax.

After battling breast cancer for over eight years through chemotherapy and radiation, Mary lost the fight last December.

Courtney Haas, a representative of the AMC accepted the check Oct. 29 from student council president Tate Russell. Also on hand from the family were Dave, daughter Erin Johnson and grandsons Reese and Austin. A commemorative plaque was presented later to the family.

“This means a lot to our family to have Mary remembered like this,” Dave said. “We hope the money will help others fight cancer and eventually they can find a cure.”

Student council advisors are Tim Devine and Kelly Haskamp.