March 15, 2009 in Idaho Voices

LCHS students raise funds for ‘Pennies for Patients’

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Lake City High School students are putting their pennies to good use.

Through March 27, the students are participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients program. The national program raises funds to research cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma research, and for patient services.

According to a press release from the Coeur d’Alene School District, Madeline Pittsenbarger, a member of Youth Volunteers in Action, said, “Pennies for Patients is one of the society’s national school and youth programs. It has a double benefit in that it allows students to develop compassion and learn the value of helping others while they are working for a good cause.”

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will award the top fundraising classroom at LCHS with a pizza party for their efforts. Top fundraising schools will be awarded with school-supply gift certificates.

For more information on the Pennies for Patients program call the Idaho/Montana chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at (208) 658-6662.

Rainey Coffin can be reached at (509) 927-2166 or via e-mail at raineyc@spokesman.com


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