Hillside Middle School raised more than $5,000 in three weeks for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients campaign.
The Patients for Pennies campaign was run through the school’s enrichment classes, grades 6-8. Students contributed spare change, and teachers collected it daily. Hillside Middle School raised more money than any school this year, according to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and broke the New Hampshire school state record of $4,700.
“This was our first year running the Patients for Pennies campaign. We felt it was another great opportunity to have our kids and teachers working together to help others. We couldn't be more pleased," said Sara Loughlin, school coordinator of the project and teacher at Hillside.
Money raised will help thousands of children and adults in the fight against blood cancers like leukemia.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to the funding of cutting edge treatments for blood cancers. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.