PEORIA, Ill. -- In April’s Buddy check 25 report, a local girl uses her love of art to celebrate her grandmother's win over breast cancer.
Morton 4th grader Alison Stidman is the winner of this year's Kids for the Cure t-shirt design contest.
The 9-year-old will walk in her first Komen Peoria Race for the Cure this year and when she does, she'll be wearing her own t-shirt design.
Kids for the Cure co-chair and breast cancer survivor Cheryl Kohn presented the little girl with an award for the winning design.
Alison says her grandmother inspired her to draw the pink ribbon with kids happily hanging on to it.
“The sun at the top where the dot would usually be, I did that because like it's "joy" that you're raising money, that you can finally make difference for the cure,” she said.
Alison says kids can also remind their moms and loved ones to do a breast self exam, get screened and make healthy choices.
She'll walk in the Race for the Cure with her family on May 11 and you can too.
To register visit www.komenmemorial.org.