Pennies for Patients canceled because of health hazards

The Pennies for Patients town meeting was canceled before school was closed because of concerns about coronavirus.

Every year, this town meeting is held. This year, the teachers had to be careful because of the rapidly spreading virus.

Pennies for Patients donates money to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It’s job is to help save people’s lives. The donation from Colonial helps give scientists resources to fight the cancer. The town meeting was to explain what the school is aiming for and when everything was going to happen.

“I think the town meeting makes sure we know what to do,” said Jared Slawsky.

The program is meant to recognize survivors and current people who have the diseases. The whole school would have participated in the donations.

“Pennies for Patients is fun when you are in older grades such as third, fourth and fifth grade because you do much more interesting and cool games,” said Aviv Eliezer.