All across the world thousands of people are diagnosed with cancer each year, cancers that vary from bone and breast cancer to leukemia and lymphoma. When families hear this devastating news they automatically think about the cost for treatments and how they might cope with the financial stress. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is an organization who can help these families in need. LLS is an organization that devotes their time to funding research, finding cures, and lending chemotherapy treatments to blood cancer patients.
A way for the LLS to raise money is through the Pennies For Patients fundraiser. With spare change, thousands of dollars have been raised all across this nation since 1994. Millions of schools take part in this three week assignment every year. We are the ones that can truly make a difference through our spare change. From February 1st through the 19th, our school will be participating in the Pennies For Patients campaign. Throughout the next three weeks we will have different activities that will only cost a couple dollars! These activities include: using your phone during a free period, early dismissal from school, and other activities to raise money. All proceeds will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
This year's Pennies For Patients motto is "Teaming Up For Cancer". Every Wednesday you can wear any type of sports team apparel to school, whether it be high school, college or professional teams. Each person who participates in Teaming Up For Cancer will be entered into a couple of drawings to win a bag of chips for lunch. Also each first hour class will have a collection box for any type of secret donation, and the class who raises the most money, as well as the class who has the highest student average will win an off campus lunch of their choice. Our school's goal this year is to raise $500! Let's continue to bring in our spare change to make big 'change' in cancer research and to continue moving one step closer to finding a cure for this terrible disease! Let's Team Up this year and make a difference in somebody's life and benefit this organization.
By Kyrstyn Fitch
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