NHS sponsors “Pennies for Patients”

NHS sponsors Pennies for Patients

Child who suffers from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, and who will benefit from the “Pennies for Patients” donations

Rossano Butcher, Staff Writer

The National Honor Society held their third annual “Pennies for Patients” fundraiser to raise money for leukemia and lymphoma research.

The NHS members raised money by placing donation boxes in Mrs. Teresa Poteat’s and Mrs. Susan Phelon’s classrooms, and also in the cafeteria, where members went from table to table asking for donations.

The “Pennies for Patients” fundraiser is sponsored by the School and Youth Program, an organization which gives students and teachers the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for the “Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).”

The NHS Club raised approximately $100 that will go to the LLS Organization, the world’s largest health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing patient services.

“This is the third year we collected money for the ‘Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,'” said NHS advisor Mrs. Dolores Nacewicz. “The NHS Club is also matching the amount of money raised from the donations.”

The NHS advisor and all of its members thank Ludlow High School for all their donations.