Kid to Know sets sights on cancer research


URBANA — A friend’s death inspired this Kid to Know to try to stop others from suffering. Mallika Luthar is a junior at Uni High School.

She helped raise more than $10,000 in three years for pediatric cancer research, through Danny’s Fund; named in honor of her friend, Danny Nardi. Mallika watched him battle cancer almost half his life.

Mallika’s work is being noticed. She was a finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, honoring students for their service activities. 

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