(FESTUS) KFC in Festus and DeSoto went GOLD for childhood cancer on Saturday as the restaurant teamed up with the Pheonix Spangler Foundation to raise funds dedicated to childhood cancer research.

Organization co-founder Stephanie Furtado and the mother of Pheonix, a 14-year-old young lady that passed away from cancer, was very appreciative of KFC and its customers for the support.

Paying a special visit to the KFC in Festus was Disney princess Rapunzel, who was there to greet the kids and take pictures with them as well.

Ten percent of all sales from both the Festus and DeSoto KFC’s on Saturday went to the Pheonix Spangler Foundation. A total of $850.62 was raised for the organization to go towards childhood cancer research.

There were giveaways involved on the day as well such as a $20 gift certificate to Impact Nutrition in DeSoto, a one-hour free massage from Mending Muscles in DeSoto, an Avon basket, and a pair of tickets to the Cardinals-Cubs game on Friday. Regional Radio was there to promote and support the cause.

If you were unable to make it out to KFC and would like to donate, check out “Pheonix’s Fighters” on Facebook or by visiting pheonixsfighters.org.