Consider donating to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

On Monday, February 18, St. Patrick Catholic High School raised money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. During first period, students could pay $2 for a strip of duct tape to tape Dr. Buckley to the wall. Duct taping Dr. Buckley to the wall was part of the Pasta for Pennies Student Series.

St. Patrick students have been participating in the Pasta for Pennies Student Series for several weeks. The Pasta for Pennies Student Series is a fundraiser for children who are suffering from cancer. Each first period class has been given a box for donations. Parents and students can also donate money to their first period class online here. The first period class that donates the most money will receive a lunch from Olive Garden.

Pasta for Pennies Co-Chairmen, Teal Salloum, explains, “We are called to help others at St. Patrick.  Pasta for Pennies is a great opportunity for all of the students to get involved and donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We had good participation and raised over $500 with the duct tape challenge. This is the last week of the effort, and we are still $1,000 short of our $3,500 goal. Everyone should donate to make a difference in the cancer patients’ lives.”

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Through the Student Series campaign, children, teachers, parents and school administrators are able to directly support the mission of LLS by participating in Pasta for Pennies Student Series.

Photos from the duct taping can be found here.

Story by Sarah Alexander