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Students at Mount Pisgah Christian School Boost Lifesaving Cancer Research with Spare Change
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Students at Mount Pisgah Christian School Boost Lifesaving Cancer Research with Spare Change

Students at Mount Pisgah Christian School raised $31,511.94 to help fund cures for cancer and provide help and hope to thousands of patients and their families, through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program.

Mount Pisgah Christian School has been involved in Pennies for Patients for the past ten years, raising over $155,259 throughout the years. Thanks to the leadership of the school staff Daryl Brooks, Bob Denham, and John Whitehurst, the students are inspired to save lives for leukemia and lymphoma patients.

“Thanks to research, nearly 90% of children with acute leukemia are now cured,” said Emily Milian, School & Youth Campaign Manager, of LLS’s Georgia 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 program, Pennies for Patients, is designed to teach children the value of community service in a fun way. Students spent three weeks during the 2010-11 school year contributing their spare change and participating in other special fundraising events, such as bake sales and talent show competitions. Winning classes receive a free pizza party.

In addition, LLS has designed 14 lesson plans for teachers to use in the classroom in response to the growing trend of making serving learning and character education part of the curriculum. The lesson plans integrate the themes of LLS’s Pennies for Patients program into all academic areas.

 

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