Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: February 28, 2019
Students at the Bethpage Union Free School District’s Charles Campagne Elementary School kicked off their Pennies for Patients campaign, held in association with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, with a special assembly on Feb. 28.
LLS campaign manager Kerianne Stein spoke to students about the campaign and how they can be “superheroes” by fundraising for the charity and its patients. She inspired the students by saying how their efforts, no matter how small, can be impactful.
Pennies for Patients is a science-based, service learning program that allows schools to work together as a class, grade and building to reach goals of fundraising. LLS connects schools with local blood cancer patients in addition to providing tangible like skills to participants and allowing students to see the impact they’re making in the lives of others.
Charles Campagne looks forward to seeing the results of this prog