Lincoln-Way students raise over $13,000 in donations to Pennies for Patients
Friday, December 9, 2016

Beginning October 17, 2016, 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.

For one week during second hour, Lincoln-Way teachers placed boxes in their classrooms where students could donate their spare change. In total, $13,344.53 was donated among the three schools: nearly $5,000 more than the total Lincoln-Way donation from the previous year.

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Kathy Nothnagel, Campaign Manager at The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, attended the TEAM Asset meeting at Lincoln-Way Central to accept the donation. Executive Director of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Pam Swenk, says, "Cancer is tough. And when it comes to kids, blood cancer is the toughest. But because of Lincoln-Way students, cancer for everyone will be hit hard! It is amazing that students have the dedication and the commitment and the wherewithal to raise nearly $14,000--$5,000 more than last year--because they care about what eradicating cancer can mean for our future. Our hats off to these amazing kids and their hard work on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We are both indebted and humbled by their support of people with blood cancer."