Students in the city school district have been focused on raising funds for research to benefit a special brother and sister.
The most recent fundraiser was on Highland Park Elementary's campus, which became a rainbow of colors Friday as students participated in the Racing for a Cure 1-mile color fun run.
The run was the culmination of the school's field day as students, donning matching white shirts, ran in support of Kruz and Paizlee Davenport, the Muscle Shoals toddlers with Schimke immuno-osseous dyplasia, a rare form of dwarfism.
The school, along with business sponsors, raised $8,300 for the Kruzin' For A Cure Foundation, which funds research for the disorder. The children are the first siblings in the U.S. to be diagnosed with the disorder.
Principal Wes Pounders praised the efforts of the community in supporting the fundraiser.
"I couldn't be more proud of our kids for supporting this effort, and our business community for their donations," Pounders said. "It was just a great day for everyone."