Students at Long Cane Middle School participated in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients program and raised funds to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma research, and for patient services.
Pennies for Patients is part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s national school and youth programs. Pennies for Patients has a double benefit, because they allow students to develop compassion and learn the value of helping others as they work for a good cause.
Long Cane Middle School’s Pennies for Patients ran for a two-week period from Feb. 10, 2013, to Feb. 21, 2014, and they raised a total $1,631.89. Matthew Graham’s eighth grade homeroom earned a Papa John’s pizza party for raising the most money, $464.98.
“Special thanks go out to CharterBank of South Davis Road, a business partner of Long Cane Middle School,” said Chip Giles, LCMS principal. “They graciously allowed Michelle Morris, coordinator of the pennies program at LCMS, to use their ‘spinning penny’ machine free of service charge, making certain that every penny goes to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.”
Anyone looking for more information on the Pennies for Patients program at Long Cane Middle School may call Morris, counselor, at 706-845-2085.
Anyone interested in information on the programs and services available at the Georgia Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society may call 1-800-399-7312.