Second annual Fight Like a Princess day brings toy drive

Éowyn Maynes, at age 4, stands on her front porch in Smithville next to a sign stating her mantra, "Fight Like a Princess." Following her death in May 2018, Monday, Sept. 10 has been named Fight Like a Princess day to show support for childhood cancer awareness.

SMITHVILLE — In memory of Eowyn Maynes, Smithville Middle School is collecting new toys in their original packaging for children at Children's Mercy Hospital as part of this year's Fight Like a Princess Day, named for Maynes. Maynes was an elementary school student who passed away after a public battle with cancer.

The drive will also accept new art supplies.

Families can make donations at the school, 675 S. Commercial Ave., through Tuesday, Sept. 10. Donations will be collected every morning in the school cafeteria.

The team of students who donates the most items will win a prize. The teacher of the students will get to wear jeans for an entire week.

Families are encouraged to wear gold Tuesday in honor of raising awareness of childhood cancers.

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