Three schools go Blue 4 Ben

LANCASTER, N.Y. (WIVB) – Three schools in Western New York went “Blue 4 Ben” on Tuesday.

The community has embraced the story of Ben Sauer, a young boy with a twin who was diagnosed with brain cancer. Blue is Ben’s favorite color, and it also helps his mother distinguish him from his twin brother, Jack.

Carousel Elementary School in Lancaster was one of the schools who went blue on Tuesday.

Teacher Kym Harris explained, “To help instead of to be worried and scared. And I think that’s kind of the message I’ve gotten from the entire community. We want to build hope, not fear, in any way we can.”

Students from West Seneca East Middle School and Spruce Elementary School in North Tonawanda also went blue, sending their prayers, thoughts and wishes to the Sauer family as they continue their struggle. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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