Pennies for Patients

Submitted by beth.knudsen on

Friday, January 25, 2013 started the kick-off assembly for the three week long Pennies for Patients campaign occurring at Barnett.  Pennies for Patients is an organization that provides materials for kids to collect change (or more than change, i.e. dollars), to donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Association.  The videos shown at the assembly had cancer patients from very young to teenagers.  The presenter got Barnett students involved by showing how blood cancer works by overpowering the red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in our blood.  However, she also showed how chemotherapy treatment works by being the hero to come in and kill the bad cells.  It was a motivating assembly and we are ready for the challenge of raising $1200 in change to help these children in need.

Beth Knudsen