Students Helping to Beat Blood Cancer

Nov. 13, 2012

It’s Not Too Late to Sign up for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s School & YouthSM Program

More children than ever are surviving leukemia but it’s still the leading cause of cancer death among children and young adults. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) School & YouthSM Programs – Pennies for Patients® – provide a meaningful way for children to take on a disease that impacts their peers.

Nationally, 27,482 schools – more than 15.8 million students from kindergarten to high school – participated in the programs during the 2011-12 school year, raising a record-breaking $28.7 million to help fund blood cancer research and patient services.

"It’s inspiring to see young people volunteer and really care about helping others," said Ann Marie Frakes, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Chapter of LLS. "It’s a program that is truly meaningful because kids learn that their efforts really make a difference."

School & Youth Programs include: Pennies for Patients®: Value-building program for elementary and secondary schools. Students collect funds, starting with their own spare change, used to support the research and patient services programs of LLS. The program typically takes place during a three week period during the 2012-2013 school year.

For more information on the School & Youth Programs, or to learn how to register your school, visit www.schoolandyouth.org/wi or contact LLS’s Wisconsin Chapter by phoning Casey Witkowski at 262-785-4224 or casey.witkowski@lls.org.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. www.lls.org.

The Wisconsin Chapter of LLS is located at 200 S Executive Drive, Suite 200, Brookfield, WI 53045. Ann Marie Frakes, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Chapter, can be reached at 262-785-4225 or annmarie.frakes@lls.org.

Community Watch

» Germantown 'craft winery' owner crafts 9,000 bottles by hand 7/27

» Menomonee Falls Girl Scout aids in Central America's conservation efforts 7/26

» Two suspects apprehended in Menomonee Falls armed robbery Updated:  7/26

» Menomonee Falls claims baseball title as team 7/26

» Major phase in Menomonee Falls' White Stone Station completed 7/25

» Putting in the effort: Menomonee Falls baseball team wins second state title 7/25

» Roble pitches Menomonee Falls baseball team into state title game 7/25

» Menomonee Falls man pleads guilty to homicide after killing bicyclist Updated:  7/25

» Behind marvelous day by Ty Weber, Menomonee Falls baseball repeats as state champion 7/22

» Live coverage: 2016 WIAA State Summer Baseball Tournament Updated:  7/22

» Roble pitches Menomonee Falls baseball team into state final, 6-0 7/22

» Falls woman dreams of starting her own dessert bus 7/21

» Social media story on the storms rolling through Milwaukee area 7/21

» Donges Bay Road reconstruction enters final phase 7/21

» Wanakia Wildlife gives a bird's-eye view to Menomonee Falls Nature Camp kids 7/21

» Resources available to Waukesha County residents during extreme heat 7/21

» Southbound Highway 145 to close for construction in Germantown 7/20

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Wisconsin Badgers football, WIFCA All-Star game 7/20

» Menomonee Falls woman arrested for OWI after running over her fiancé Updated:  7/19

» GMC set to dominate state summer baseball tournament 7/19

» 'Two more wins': Menomonee Falls baseball team heads back to state 7/19

» Menomonee Falls baseball team heads back to state with upset of West 7/18

» Taste of Germantown event to raise funds for pavilion 7/18

» Old Falls Village brings Civil War to life 7/18

» #BestSummerEverNOW: Share your 2016 summer photos of you in the Milwaukee suburbs Updated:  7/18

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Waukesha County Fair

 

The 2016 Waukesha County Fair saw rain, scorching temps and tropical humidity throughout its five-day run. Check out our stories, photos and video from the fair, including coverage of the new pig, duck and goat races, the 50th annual Fairest of the Fair contest, as well as a ranking of the top food items.

Best Summer Ever

 

We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.

Advertisement

Advertisement

CONNECT    

Advertisement