WDC students raise over $1,880 for Pennies for Patients
During the week of March 9-13, Wadena-Deer Creek students brought in their spare change to help wipe out cancer.
Students in grades K-6 participated in the school’s annual Pennies for Patients fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For each $100 raised, a letter from “Wipe Out Leukemia” was wiped out on a large banner in the WDC Elementary hallway.
This year’s goal was to raise $1,500 -- and WDC students once again surpassed that goal by raising an impressive $1,883.22. Scott Woods’ fourth-grade class raised the most money, $326.47, and will be awarded a pizza party for their efforts.
WDC School Board member Jil Fiemeyer was impressed and happy to see that kind of support for a cause that’s near and dear to her heart. Fiemeyer’s 8-year-old daughter, Jane, lost a brave and courageous battle with Leukemia on Sept. 6, 2012.
“The Wadena-Deer Creek students never cease to amaze me,” said Fiemeyer. “I am humbled by the students and the staff at WDC who continue to help make Jane’s dream of finding a cure for cancer a reality. Their ongoing commitment to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is an inspiration to me and will inevitably make a difference for other children fighting the Leukemia bully.”
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to the funding of cutting-edge treatments for blood cancers.
Special thanks to WDC School Board member Kent Schmidt who volunteered his time counting money and tallying the totals each day for the Pennies for Patients fundraiser.