Douglas MacArthur Elementary students collected pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters to raise $8,443.17 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients campaign. Third-grade student Ronaldo Diaz-Paz, pictured here on the left, was so eager to help that he began saving his coins at the end of last year’s drive and brought in $349.50 for the cause. Fourth-grade student Lily Krakowski, also pictured here, took the fight online, raising $385.15 through online donations from Florida to California. One fourth-grade class alone raised $1,034.20. Each year the Pennies for Patients program brings together more than 12 million students from across the country to help find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Photo: THIS BRIEF ITSELF IS A DEEP CAPTION—see third line. Photo courtesy of ACPS.