Intermediate School raises $1,869.96
Students at Warm Springs Intermediate School raised $1,869.96 to help find cures for cancer and provide help and hope to thousands of patients and their families, through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Pennies for Patients program.
Warm Springs Intermediate School was awarded with a gift certificate for school
supplies, as well as pizza parties for the top two classrooms.
Leukemia is a disease that affects children so this program is really meaningful for these students, said Kira Foley, Campaign Manager of The society's School & Youth Programs. We've seen so much progress in battling leukemia and other blood
cancers. Due to research
about 85% of children
with acute leukemia are now cured. But we still have a long way to go and every penny really does make a difference.
The LLS School & Youth programs, Pennies for Patients and its sister program, Olive Garden's Pasta for Pennies, and Hop for Leukemia and Lymphoma, are designed to teach children the value of community service in a fun way.
Students spent three weeks during the 2007-2008 school year contributing their spare change and participating in other special fundraising events, such as bake sales
and talent show competi-
Teachers, parents and school administrators may call their local LLS chapter for more information.
For more information about blood cancer, call the LLS Information Resource Center (IRC), a call center staffed by master's level social workers and health educators who provide information, support and resources to patients and their families and caregivers. IRC information specialists are available at 800-955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.