How Schools and Students Can Help

One of life's most valuable lessons - best learned at a young age - is that we're all made better when we help others. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's School & Youth Programs offer children hands-on experiences that cultivate caring, respect and sharing with others.

The No. 1 reason for your school to get involved is that School & Youth Programs let children experience the powerful feeling that comes from achieving a goal that benefits others. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society provides curriculum guides to help teach children about leukemia and why it is so important to fund cures.

Since 1993, millions of dollars have been raised in pennies and other spare change by more than 10 million pre-school, elementary, middle and high school students throughout the country. The funds, collected during a three-week period, benefit the Society's mission.

Participating classrooms raise funds in honor of someone in their area who has been diagnosed with a blood cancer. Sometimes it is someone who attends their school. As children bring in their spare change from under the couch, jars and shoe boxes, they learn the importance of raising money to help save lives.

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