Pennies for Patients Fundraiser

Pennies for Patients raises money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society whose mission is to cure blood cancers and improve the lives of patients and their families.

Options-Carmel has participated in this fundraiser for many years. The school goal this year is to raise $500. The advising groups will be competing to see which group can raise the most money. The winning advising group will win a pizza party. Collection will end on Friday, January 31.

You can help by donating online through the Pennies for Patients website or sending in money with your Options-Carmel student.

Some important facts about Leukemia and Lymphoma:

  • Approximately every 3 minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with blood cancer.
  • Leukemia is the #1 most diagnosed form of childhood cancer.
  • Approximately 80% of childhood cancer survivors develop a chronic health condition from their treatment.
  • More than 1.3 million people are living with or in remission from blood cancer.
  • More than 1/3 of blood cancer patients do not survive 5 years after diagnosis.

Please contact Gretchen at gtaylor@optionsined.org with any questions or concerns.