Baxter Springs students donate $2,007 to leukemia patients - KOAM TV 7

Baxter Springs students donate $2,007 to leukemia patients


Updated April 12, 2013:  For the past couple of months some Baxter Springs students have been collecting loose change to help leukemia patients.

The campaign "Pennies for Patients" raised more than $2,000 for the Kansas chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Lincoln School, for Baxter's PreK to 2nd grade students, raised $1,050+.

Central School, for 3rd through 5th graders, raised $950+.


Posted February 15, 2013:  Having a few extra pennies in your pocket could help fight cancer.  That's the thought of students at some Baxter Springs elementary schools.

Both Lincoln and Central Elementary schools have been raising money to fight leukemia through the "Pennies for Patients" campaign that began on February 4.

Students bring spare pennies and extra change to class.

One fifth grade class also raised money on Valentine's Day by selling lollipops with moustaches.

Students at Central Elementary say the best feeling about the campaign is helping those in need.

 "We've been raising money for kids who have cancer and we've been putting them in these little bags and then we give it to the people so they can pay for their appointments," says fourth grade student Kip Sheffer.

The campaign continues at both schools until February 22.

Students want to remind their peers that every little bit counts.

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