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UW rowing team helps raise money to fight pediatric brain cancer

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The UW-Madison rowing team spent the evening in a competition for a good cause.

They're raising money for neuroscience research.

Robert "Connor" Dawes died from brain cancer more than six years ago.

This is the annual Connor's Erg Challenge featuring schools like Duke and Princeton.

Connor's mom attended the event.

"A lot of people don't know that pediatric brain cancer is the number one cancer killer of young people in America," said Liz Dawes. "So we are very passionate about working to change the odds."

Liz Dawes and her husband, Scott, both attended UW-Madison. The university was one of Connor's top choices and he wanted to row there.

The goal of the event was to raise $35,000 for research to fight pediatric brain cancer.

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