UPDATED: King Elementary Raises $4,679 For Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Honor of Kindergarten Aide at School

FRAMINGHAM – King Elementary School raised more than $4,500 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society via a Pennies for Patients program.

The elementary school participated in the program for the first time in honor of Kate Weber, a kindergarten aide and Lymphoma survivor, at the school said Principal Kim Taylor.

The Pennies for Patients program is a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  

Donations support LLS research, patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services.

Students enjoyed a presentation from the LLS about what blood diseases are and how the Pennies for Patients program works.

King Elementary raised $4679.32, said Lydia Jones, the guidance counselor for King Elementary.

“With just three grade levels, this is a very impressive amount,” said Jones.

Mrs. Adelman and Mrs. Weber’s classroom raised the most money – $1299.60.  

They will receive an Olive Garden luncheon for their efforts, said Jones.

The project was headed by  Jones, and supported by parent volunteers to help with coin collection and counting.

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Photo courtesy

Linda Renault, Jennifer Levitan, Kim Taylor, Amy Salinger, Joan Lockerby, Kate Weber, Stacey Adelman, Sabrina Gravanti 

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