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

» Initial Reaction Podcast: A look ahead to US Open 2017, look back at Champions Tour event in Madison Updated:  6/29

» 2016 Fourth of July events in the Milwaukee suburbs Updated:  6/28

» Menomonee Falls to hold forum on East Main Street redevelopment 6/28

» Thomas and big bats lead Germantown baseball team over Bay, 6-1 6/27

» We will miss you "Sky" Skibosh 6/27

» Police continue search for suspect in indecent exposure incident in Menomonee Falls 6/27

» Menomonee Falls baseball team fine-tuning things heading into tournaments 6/27

» Road trip to Whitewater helps Germantown baseball team 6/27

» Menomonee Falls youth soccer program joins Milwaukee Kickers 6/27

» U.S. appeals court overturns conviction in Falls bank robbery Updated:  6/24

» Marcus to add lounge, pizzeria at Menomonee Falls cinema 6/24

» Oak Creek baseball team plays small ball to beat Menomonee Falls 6/21

» Germantown School District could ask for up to $66.5 million in building updates Updated:  6/21

» Menomonee Falls man accused of inappropriately touching woman with dementia Updated:  6/21

» Germantown's Keefe has fun, plays strong at WBCA All-Star game 6/21

» Weber comes back to help Menomonee Falls baseball team 6/20

» Initial Reaction Podcast: MLB Draft's Wisconsin flavor and WIAA's postseason model Updated:  6/15

» Yellow bricks at Thomas Jefferson found to contain lead paint 6/15

» Hubertus man killed in head-on car crash 6/15

» Chemical spill at Gehl Foods plant leaves five with minor injuries 6/14

» Vitale named principal at Menomonee Falls High School 6/14

» Menomonee Falls' Ty Weber graduates, leaves for college, gets drafted 6/14

» Germantown's Keller gets the Big League call 6/14

» Menomonee Falls Public Library holds 'Food for Fines Week' 6/14

» Germantown track coach Siegert steps down after eight good years 6/13

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

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