From Feb. 27 to March 10, National Honor Society will be running multiple fundraisers to support Pennies for Patients. The organization raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to research cures for cancer. Ceara Larson, a senior member of NHS, is the committee chair for the Pennies for Patients fundraiser.
“Cancer research has always been of interest for me, but with how common blood cancer is in children and the mortality rate beginning to increase, I think this is an important cause,” Larson said.
To raise money, NHS will conduct different activities during the school day. First, students can donate change to their second block classroom. There will be a competition between all of the second block classes to see who can raise the most money. The winning class will get a pizza party.
Also, NHS will hold bake sales before and after school on March 1, 2, 9, and 10. Students in NHS can bring in baked goods to earn service hours.
On March 2, 3, 10, and 11, games will be set up during lunch. Students can pay a small fee to play a small game using pennies.
Lastly, NHS will be selling paper blood drops to show support for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. These will be available for purchase before and after school during both weeks of the fundraiser.
“Cancer has impacted the lives of many people, whether that be first hand, or having to watch a loved one suffer from it, and I think this gives the high school a chance to show that they support their students during difficult times,” Larson said.