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Scavenger hunt raises awareness of organ and tissue donation

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More than a dozen teams raced around Wausau Saturday. It was part of this year's Donate Life Scavenger Hunt.

In it's seventh year, the North central Wisconsin Donate Life event sent participants across the city, using clues to complete tasks.

The team who completed the most, earning points along the way, won a $500 cash prize. The top three teams took home a trophy.

Organizers said the goal is to raise awareness about tissue and organ donation.

"One person can help 50 plus people by donating organs, tissues, eyes, muscles, bones, things like that, so being able to donate it to somebody will then extend the life of somebody else who is in need of one," said Organizer, Katie Kuehnhold.

Organizers said they've raised more than $85,000 since the event started seven years ago. They said this year, this had six new teams join the hunt and they hope to see even more next year.

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