Students In Greenwich School Pinch Pennies For Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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Students in Kristin Marchetti’s fourth-grade class at Parkway School in Greenwich collected the most money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Students in Kristin Marchetti’s fourth-grade class at Parkway School in Greenwich collected the most money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Photo Credit: Contributed
The check for $3,728.92 was given by students at Greenwich's Parkway School to the LLS.
The check for $3,728.92 was given by students at Greenwich's Parkway School to the LLS. Photo Credit: Contributed
At the Parkway School assembly are Assistant Principal Deb Cline, Julie Prescott Parkway School Nurse and Barbara Lovely, Parkway mom and LLS employee.
At the Parkway School assembly are Assistant Principal Deb Cline, Julie Prescott Parkway School Nurse and Barbara Lovely, Parkway mom and LLS employee. Photo Credit: Contributed
Students Lauren Braverman, Bianca Granitto, Sarah Alonzi, Caroline Velaj, William Lovely stand with the check, along with nurse Julie Prescott.
Students Lauren Braverman, Bianca Granitto, Sarah Alonzi, Caroline Velaj, William Lovely stand with the check, along with nurse Julie Prescott. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. – Students at Parkway School in donated more than $3,000  to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) after a Pennies For Patients collection last month.

The children donated $3,728.92 by collecting change and money under couch cushions, jacket pockets and cars. They collected the money from Jan. 27-Feb. 7. Parkway is for students in preschool through Fifth-Grade.

Students in the fourth-grade class of Kristin Marchetti collected the most cash and were to be rewarded with a pizza party. Instead, the students chose to forgo the pizza party and donated the money to the Wilton-based LLS.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

Parkway School held an assembly to present a giant “check” for LLS to Barbara Lovely, Campaign Assistant at the Connecticut chapter of LLS.  She is also a Parkway School mom.  Presently there are 300 schools across Connecticut participating in this program.

Parkway School’s nurse Julie Prescott was instrumental in the success of this program.  She visited classrooms to talk to the kids and collected and counted the money.

The money raised goes to research at Yale and the many patient services provided to local families. The students have helped work to change and better the lives of patients struggling with these cancers in Connecticut.  

For more information about the Pennies For Patients program or to get your school involved go to www.schoolandyouth.org‎ or call 203-379-0445.

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