Earl Warren raises more than $10,000 for cancer research

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Earl Warren raises more than $10,000 for cancer research

Earl Warren Elementary School students raised $10,301.32 during the campus’ annual Pennies for Patients fundraiser. All of the money goes to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

It took the combined efforts of Earl Warren students, staff, and the entire community who joined together for this cause. The Pennies for Patients fundraiser was led by sixth grade teacher, Arlette Garcia, who organized the effort.

“We are very, very proud of this,” says fourth grade teacher John Castro who created a video of the fundraising drive for the school’s Facebook page. “Before we started, our goal was to reach $5,000. Amazingly, we doubled it!”

Fundraising lasted the entire month of February and started off with a fun rally that introduced the event and got the kids all excited to participate. 

The school brainstormed innovative ways to raise money. For example, students could make a donation to throw a water balloon at a staff member, toss a pie at a teacher or tape Principal Cory Jones to a chair.

Way to go Earl Warren!