Didion teacher challenges others to collect ‘Pennies for Patients’

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The following is an open letter from Genevieve Didion K-8 School teacher Laura Nann:

For the last few years, I have coordinated the “Pennies for Patients” fundraiser at our school in honor of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Sacramento.

A former co-worker of mine went through leukemia treatments many years ago and is a survivor! She started the program at my last school and I continued the tradition when I started teaching at Genevieve Didion.

Kids helping kids, right?  It just makes sense.Not only do the funds stay here in Sacramento, but we are helping families with children inflicted with this blood disease, many of who survive and go on to live healthy, productive lives.  

Just by saving change, or bringing a donation box to their parents’ work, our school of 631 students brought in $3,396, surpassing our goal of $3000. In the past three years our school has raised just under $10,000.

If every school in Sac City set aside three weeks each school year, think what we could make together. So what do you say?  Are you ready to take on this worthy cause?