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Pasta for Pennies at FMS benefits leukemia research


Students at Farragut Middle School raised funds to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma research, and for patient services.

Through Pennies for Patients and Olive Garden’s Pasta for Pennies students develop compassion and learn the value of helping others as they work for a good cause.


FMS’s Olive Garden’s Pasta for Pennies Program ran for a three-week period from Thursday, Feb. 22 to Wednesday, March 14. It was sponsored and administered at the school by the Y-teen service club.

With their help, $2,933.82 was raised in coin, cash and checks for the effort. The homeroom with the largest contribution was Nancy Hansard’s sixth-grade class. They donated $627.11.

School administrators appreciate the value of having students work with a goal of helping others.

“Our students’ involvement with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society reminds them of the importance of being involved with the community and helping those in need,” Richard Dalhaus, principal of FMS, said. “This is a wonderful program for us to take part in, and the results of our students’ efforts will benefit an outstanding organization.”

For more information on the Pennies Programs at FMS, call 865-966-9756. For information on the program and services available at the Tennessee Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, call 800-332-2980 or visit its Web site at www.leukemia-lymphoma.org.

 

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