Jefferson Elementary Principal Helps Kick Off Pennies for Patients

Jefferson Elementary Principal Helps Kick Off Pennies for Patients
Posted on 03/08/2020
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When Jefferson Elementary had their kick-off assembly for the Pennies for Patients collection, a very special “penny” led the way.  “Our partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in West Allis gives us an opportunity to help fight cancer and other illnesses that affect kids,” explained Jefferson Elementary Principal, Dr. Quiana Polk. “Our students are excited to collect pennies for a good cause.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) is working to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. LLS also helps improve the quality of life of patients and their families with these diseases. 

“A penny can’t do much by itself but lots of pennies can,” said Polk. “That is the real message -- together, we can make a difference!”

Jefferson’s fund drive runs from March 9, 2020 through March 20, 2020. Money raised through Pennies for Patients gets invested in groundbreaking cancer research, patient education and support services, and advocacy efforts aimed at making treatments more accessible and affordable for families.

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