Students in Hamden’s In-District classroom are taking part in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies For Patients program at Dunbar Hill Elementary School. Students are collecting spare change while learning about service, leadership, and philanthropy.

A campaign assistant at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society spoke to the students at a school-wide assembly on January 21st. She explained about blood cancer and how the money the students were raising would help cancer patients and their families, and that each student has the power to make a difference.

On January 27th, the students had a chance to participate in Pajama day–we all wore our pajamas and brought in pennies as a donation to LLS. Students even practiced their math skills by sorting and counting all the change we collected!

The money raised goes to research at Yale and the many patient services provided to local families. The students are helping to change and better the lives of patients struggling with these cancers in CT!

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