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Roosevelt Students Raise over $5,000 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Roosevelt Students Raise over $5,000 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Posted on 05/02/2018
Students at Roosevelt Elementary School raised $5,701.00 to help fund blood cancer research and provide help and hope to thousands of patients and their families through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student Series program. 

“Thanks to research, approximately 90% of children with acute leukemia are now cured,” said Ellen Rubesin, Executive Director, of LLS’s Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter. “But there still is a long way to go. Leukemia is one of the most common types of cancer in children and adolescents, so LLS’s Student Series Programs provide a meaningful way for kids to help kids. Every penny really does make a difference.”

LLS’s Student Series programs are designed to teach students the important role they play in finding cures for blood cancers. Students spend three weeks collecting donations, from spare change to online gifts, in honor of local patients and to contribute to life-saving research. 

In addition, LLS has designed a brand new K-5 STEM curriculum that meets common core standards. New campaign materials are paired with an engaging new assembly that introduces our Honored Hero, Amari, and his hero squad. 

Special thanks to Lauren Kelly and Dana Kowalchuk from Roosevelt who served as the lead volunteers for the program. Since Roosevelt students exceeded their fundraising goal, they were treated to a very special assembly on April 27, where a check was presented to representatives from LLS. 

We invite your school to help us change cancer and take part in Student Series for 2018. 
Registering is fast and easy at 
Teachers, parents and school administrators may also call their local LLS chapter for more information. 

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. 
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter 
100 N. 20th Street, Suite 405
Philadelphia, PA 19130