Friday, April 22, 2011

Hawthorne School Raise Over $6,000 For The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society

By Dupé Aleru|April 22, 2011|9:12 a.m.

Hawthorne School exhibited that fundraising for a great cause can pay off in vast rewards for those in need, as they raised over $6,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS)—the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer —mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, while improving the quality of life of its patients and their families.

Hawthorne School held a "Pennies for Patients" fundraiser school wide as all classes, first grade through eighth grade, participated in the Service Learning project to help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

After three short weeks, Hawthorne School raised a total of $6,753.69. This money will help LLS with its 2010-2011 goals to: continue to fund blood cancer research projects, give more people with blood cancer access to clinical trials and to give all people with blood cancer at any stage in their journey, access to the information they need to fight their disease while managing their lifestyle.

As the icing on the cake, Ms. Mary Montague’s fifth grade students wrote letters to its honored hero, Eva—a seven-year-old girl who was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of four.

Hawthorne School should be very proud for its efforts and contributions to improve the lives of people who have blood cancer.

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