Mar 17, 2013

Ansonia Elementary students raise money to help beat cancer

ANSONIA – Students at Ansonia Elementary raised $1,124.93 to help fund blood cancer research and provide help and hope to thousands of patients and their families, through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program.

Mrs. Stammen’s first grade class was the top classroom collecting $150.19. They will earn a pizza party as an award.

“Thanks to research, nearly 90% of children with acute leukemia are now cured,” said Betsy Ruwe, Campaign Manager of LLS’s Tri-State Chapter. “But there still is a long way to go. Leukemia affects more children than any other cancer, so LLS’s School & Youth Programs provide a meaningful way for kids to help kids. Every penny really does make a difference.”

The LLS School & Youth programs, Pennies for Patients and its sister program, Olive Garden’s Pasta for Pennies, are designed to teach children the value of community service in a fun way. Over 375 Schools in the Tri-State area spent three weeks during the 2012-13 school year contributing their spare change and participating in other special fundraising events.

Who says a penny is not worth anything or doesn’t add up? Ansonia Elementary students collected 25,640 actual pennies that totaled $256.40!

Registering for LLS’s School & Youth Programs is fast and easy at www.schoolandyouth.org. Teachers, parents and school administrators may also call their local LLS chapter for more information.


Mrs. Stammen’s first grade class raised $150.19 to help fight Leukemia and Lymphoma. They were the top fundraising class. 

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