Fluvanna Girl Fundraising for Cancer Research in Sister's Memory

Alyssa and Lexie Divers(NBC29.com) - August 25, 2013: An eight year-old girl from Fluvanna County is asking for the community's help taking revenge on cancer.

Lexie Divers wants to make sure other children don't have to endure the grief of losing a sibling. Right now, Lexie is the top fundraiser for the Charlottesville Cure Search Walk in September. When she leads team "Live Alyssa Live" around the track, she'll remember her big sister, and take strides toward helping other children fight cancer.

Lexie is just shy of her ninth birthday, but she has the conviction of someone well beyond her years to raise thousands of dollars for the Cure Search Walk to fund childhood cancer research.

"I think it's helping me take my revenge on cancer that stole my best sister - like the best sister in the world," she said.

Lexie's sister Alyssa lost her two year battle with osteosarcoma - a rare form of bone cancer - in December. But the 10-year-old left behind treasured memories and a powerful legacy.

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Christine Bork
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