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Pennies for Patients

posted Feb 12, 2014, 7:16 AM by School Publications
Clean out your cars, clean out your purses, and clean out your piggy banks because every penny counts for Pennies for Patients.  Pennies for Patients is a program to help raise money and awareness for leukemia and lymphoma cancers.  Leukemia and lymphoma are blood cancers that result from DNA mutations.  Every morning for the next three weeks you will hear an announcement informing you about leukemia and lymphoma statistics.  The announcements are also used for a motivator because no donation is too little.  The National Honor Society of BHS will be putting boxes in every fifth hour class. If you are sitting in fifth hour look around for the donation box and empty out those pockets.  

Pennies for patients started in 1994 and since then 233 million dollars have been raised in support of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  The money helps fund research, and the money you donate is just another step in finding the cure for cancer. More than 10 million schools have participated throughout the United States and our school is just one of the many to participate every year.

This year there will be lots of fun activities to help raise more money, such as a Mr. Legs competition, where students vote on their favorite male teachers’ legs by voting with change, and we will have a wear your hat day where students can pay a dollar to wear a hat all day long. Our school goal is to raise $500, so keep those donations coming!

By Michaela Walk