Students collect 350,061 Pennies for Patients

Student government reps gathered the money collected back in 2011.

Colonial Times file photo

Student government reps gathered the money collected back in 2011.

COLONIAL SCHOOL — Students collected change for Pennies for Patients. It is part of the The Leukemia and  Lymphoma Society and helps raise money to help kids.

“We would like to thank all students, parents, and staff who participated in our Pennies for Patients Campaign,” the Colonial School student government said in a statement. “We were able to raise $3500.61 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.”

The society collects money to work on a cure for blood cancer.

“Each year, 12 million students come together for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s School & Youth  programs to further an important cause which is: finding a cure for blood cancer,” the society said on its website. “Through meaningful service and cooperative team work, kids across the country have raised more than $100 million over the past 14 years, to help kids with blood cancer or leukemia have a good life.”