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