Albion students collect over $2K for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Posted 20 April 2019 at 5:14 pm

Photo courtesy of Albion Central School – Pictured include from left: Jillian LeBaron, Victoria Ramos Perez and Grace Nesbitt.

Press Release, Albion Central School

ALBION – The Elementary School’s Student Leadership Council (SLC) conducted a “Pennies for Patients” fundraising drive for the WNY Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This organization works with cancer patients in the Western New York area to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

SLC collected $2,153 in pennies and loose change from students, staff, parents and community members. SLC members Jillian LeBaron and Grace Nesbitt stood out as going “above and beyond” to make the program a success. They could be counted on every day to make announcements, give classroom reminders about the collection, and make the rounds picking up change from classrooms.

Victoria Ramos Perez, a second grade student, reached out to the community for support. With her mother by her side, she stood outside Save-A-Lot and asked for donations in memory of her grandfather, who passed away from cancer. Victoria said, “I want to find a cure for cancer and saw this as a way to help.” Victoria surpassed her $100 goal and raised almost $120 thanks to the generosity of our community.

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