Students’ coins aimed at cure
A group of students at Palmer Elementary School have helped support the Pennies for Patients campaign benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For three weeks, students brought spare change to help fund efforts to save the lives of those touched by blood cancers. Students raised a total of $2,402.76, with Mrs. Godding’s second-graders raising the most with $312.60. One student in the class donated her birthday money to the cause — $61 worth. “I’m so proud of our students who went over and beyond to collect money for such a great cause,” said nurse aide and project coordinator Jennifer Hill. “Along with giving of their own money they did extra jobs around the house, cleaning their rooms, and asking friends and family for donations. These are only a few examples that show how amazing our students are. We are already planning for next year and I can’t wait.” For more information on the Pennies for Patients campaign, call Steve Abrey, campaign manager, at 972-996-5935 or 800-800-6702 at ext. 5935.