Schools Raise Record-Breaking Amount for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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North American students participating in fundraising programs to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in 2012 have entirely outdone themselves, breaking previous records for fundraising among School and Youth programs that have set the bar very high for years to come.

In all, over 27,000 schools and almost 16 million students in the United States and Canada participated in programs like Pennies for Patients and Pasta for Pennies during the 2012 school year. The funds collected are usually in the form of loose change, which makes their accomplishments all that more extraordinary.

To begin, Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Maryland became the top fundraiser in the nation for the LLS, raising an utterly astounding $59,029.54 through the Pennies for Patients program. Another Bethesda school wasn't far behind--Walt Whitman High raised $51,050.

Collectively, the 27,482 North American schools raised a record-shattering $28.7 million for the LLS, money which will support research into cancers that affect young people like leukemia and Hodgkin's lymphoma, as well as the LLS patient services program.

Source: LLS

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