Fundraiser held for Rebecca Sedwick, 12-year-old who took her own life after bullying

8:37 PM, Sep 14, 2013   |    comments
Rebecca Sedwick (family photo)
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BRANDON, Florida -- There was an outpouring of support tonight for the family of Rebecca Sedwick, the 12-year-old girl who took her own life after allegedly being bullied.

Also read: Mom who lost daughter launches anti-bullying campaign

A fundraiser at Tadoples in Brandon raised awareness about bullying, and raised money for Rebecca's funeral expenses.

A second fundraiser will be held Sunday in Lakeland. Volunteers will hold a car wash at the 7-Eleven on US 98 North and Daugherty Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rebecca's funeral is on Monday, Sept. 16 at the Whidden McLean Funeral Home in Bartow. A viewing is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., then a Celebration of Life will start afterwards.

Attendees are asked to wear bright colors.

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