Pennies for Patients


Alanna Kologey

Student council hosts Patients for Pennies. A fundraiser for patients with leukemia and lymphoma.

Alanna Kologey, Social Media Editor

Student council has set up a collection of canisters all around the school for Pennies for Patients. All the proceeds from the canisters will go towards patients with leukemia and lymphoma.

“The Pennies for Patients means a lot to me because I know there’s so many patients suffering with [leukemia and lymphoma],” junior student council president Megan Johnson said. “It warms my heart to know we are helping even just a little.”

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society raises money for research to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The initiative for schools are called Pennies for Patients.

Last year we raised a total of about $400-$500 for the patients,” junior student council vice president Makenna Crews said. “It really is crazy to see that literally every penny counts.”

The money will be collected from February 25th to March 29th. The fundraising campaign is open to elementary, middle and high schools.

At the end of each fundraiser when we count all the coins together, we get over hundreds of dollars for the Leukemia Foundation to help try to find cures,” Johnson said.  “A handful of change may not seem like much, but when we add it all together, it really does make a difference.”