Our Student Council is proud to announce that Stafford School is joining almost 30,000 schools nationwide in Pennies for Patients. Starting on April 14, we will collect coins to help patients with blood cancers. Our school goal is to raise $1,000. Remember that every penny counts!
Pennies for Patients is a service learning, character education and philanthropy program that gives students a unique experience making a difference through teamwork—working together to aid thousands of children and adults in the fight blood cancers like leukemia.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to the funding of cutting edge treatments for blood cancers. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
LLS funds research around the world, creating opportunities for blood cancer cures and therapies, and provides free information and support services. In fact, of the 50 new cancer drugs approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the last decade, almost half (22) were approved as treatments for blood cancer patients. Many of these were advanced with LLS support. Blood cancer treatment innovations are helping patients with other cancers too.
Since 1994, millions of dollars have been raised in pennies and other spare change by more than 10 million elementary, middle and high school students throughout the country. The funds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Donations from our program help families of patients pay for medicine, treatment and to help fund research for a cure. Since 1949, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has invested almost $1 billion for research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Your donations will help fund 480 researchers in 15 different countries on five continents!