Martial arts studio raises money for cancer research

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL)– Some Tri-Cities martial artists proved Saturday there’s more than one way to fight childhood cancer.

Students and instructors at Olson’s Martial Arts Studio in Johnson City broke more than 1,000 boards Saturday morning.

It was a fundraiser for St. Jude cancer research. Over the past six years, Olson’s martial arts studio has raise about $100,0000 in donations for St Jude cancer research.

Students collected donations, and the owners of the studio Glen and Amanda Olson, even let kids throw pies at their faces.

St. Jude has a local affiliate at the Johnson City Medical Center.

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