Utica Elementary Pennies for Patients 2016

Utica kicked off their campaign to raise $1,500 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Pennies for Patients program.

LLS is the world’s largest non-profit health organization dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers.  Our Student Series’ Pennies for Patients program helps raise money to fund research for therapies that save the lives of blood cancer patients.  By participating in Pennies for Patients, teachers will have new opportunities to incorporate service learning and character building into their curriculum.  Students will also learn about service, leadership and philanthropy.


Students got to put a face to a story when they met Margot, a kindergartener and survivor, and her family. Margot’s mom told our students all about Margot’s illness and her battle, but it didn’t stop there! To illustrate Margot’s journey and battle, Captain Chemo fought cancer save three UES students representing red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.


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