Lincoln-Way students raise over $10,000 in donations to Pennies for PatientsFriday, December 15, 2017
Beginning October 23, 2017, students from Lincoln-Way high schools participated in the “Pennies for Patients” initiative.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Pennies for Patients” program began in 1994, and collects funds raised in pennies and other spare change to fight cancer. Over 25,000 schools nationwide participate in the program, as Leukemia is still the most common cancer suffered by children.
For one week during second hour, Lincoln-Way teachers placed boxes in their classrooms where students could donate their spare change. In total, $10,304.57 was donated among the three schools.
On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, Kathy Nothnagel, Campaign Manager at The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, attended the TEAM Asset meeting at Lincoln-Way West to accept the donation.
"There is power in numbers -- and there is power in our youth, as the students of Lincoln-Way demonstrate year after year with their support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This year, these amazing kids raised more than $10,000, making their total giving over all their years of participation an amazing $150,000. We could not be more thankful or appreciative of their efforts! These students and their families have raised enough to fund two researchers -- and one of them might just find a cure to cancer. That's the difference Lincoln-Way is making. Thank you to the students and their families, and the teachers and the staff for making someday today," says Executive Director of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Pam Swenk.