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Fundraiser for Santa Run for cancer underway

Aug. 7, 2012 at 3:07 a.m.

Despite the Texas heat, the Kory Kubecka Santa Drive is officially under way.

For a Christmas children's cancer fundraiser this big, any head start is a good head start.

The run was established in 2008, after Linda Bonelli's 16-year-old son, Kory, died from an aggressive form of leukemia.

Now, for the sixth year since his passing, Bonelli and others have hosted a fundraiser to raise money for the drive, which happens days before Christmas. Children at Methodist Children's Hospital in San Antonio, and other cancer-stricken children in the crossroads receive a gift from their Christmas list.

The items are big, because Kory wanted it that way. The organization gives away iPods, TVs, laptops and other big gifts.

This year's fundraiser on Aug. 18 includes and Bike and Hot Rod Fun Run., as well as a live auction, luncheon and entertainment by JT Coldfire and Guadalupe Surfers.

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