March 20, 2017

Students Raise over $2,400 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The Eaton RESA Career Preparation Center has recently completed the Pennies for Patients fundraiser which collects money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). 

Students from the Career Preparation Center had originally set a goal of raising $650 for the charity. However, after three weeks of fundraising, $2,438.97 was collected in the form of coins and bills.

“Students created a competition to see which class could raise the most money. The winning classes, the afternoon Sports Medicine program, raised over $875 and the afternoon Criminal Justice program raised over $250,” said Margo Hazelman, Curriculum and Compliance Supervisor, Eaton RESA Career Preparation Center. “We are so proud of the students for participating in this great cause. Six of the 31 classes raised over $100 each!”

The Career Preparation Center will be holding special congratulatory events for the winning classes in the coming weeks. Of the $2,438.97, the students collected $1,525 in cash donations (bills), 1,425 quarters, 2,381 dimes, 1,598 nickels, and 23,582 pennies.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to researching and providing support for those with blood cancer. The LLS’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve quality of life of patients and their families.