Donating More Than Pennies

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Meadowbrook and Parkway elementary schools raised more than $5,000 collectively for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through their respective Pennies for Patients fundraisers.

During the three-week fundraisers, which were conducted under the guidance of Daniela Murphy, the social worker at both schools, students in grades K-5 were asked to donate spare change and create collection boxes so that their friends, families and neighbors would donate as well.

At the end of each school day, students sent their donations to the main office, where Ms. Murphy tallied each grade’s daily contribution. Meadowbrook surpassed its goal and accumulated a total of $3,060 – the largest donation ever raised for Pennies for Patients in school history. Parkway exceeded its objective, accruing a total of $2,000.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Campaign Specialist Alexa Landro visited the schools on Feb. 15 to accept the total donation of $5,060. She thanked the students for their generous contribution and explained that their donations will assist in finding cures and improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their families.
Since 2007, both schools have raised more than $20,000 each for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.