April 16, 2014
Pasta for Pennies
The Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society’s
School and Youth
Community Service Program
EVERY PENNY COUNTS
What is Pennies for Patients?
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s premiere School and Youth program
allows students to ra...
 Because leukemia is the most common type of cancer in children and young adults
under the age of 20.
 Because the equiv...
Chemotherapy - use of anti-cancer drugs; the most common type of
treatment for blood cancer patients
 Radiation – Often ...
The money goes to the best of the best researchers who work around the clock
looking for a cure. Since 1949, the Society h...
Today, almost ONE MILLION people are heroically battling a blood
cancer while they rely on research to find their cure. Ma...
Pasta for Pennies Kick Off Assmbly April 28
Program Dates April 28-May 6th
Honored Heros
Clarence Day Oakley, Jr.
Annabell...
A huge thank you to your school on behalf of
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for
bringing us closer to finding a cure!
T...
* Keep a rough tally of
your totals to help with
the top classroom
recognition.
*Create a new fundraising
idea in your cla...
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Pennies for Pasta Teacher presentation 2013 2014

  1. 1. April 16, 2014 Pasta for Pennies
  2. 2. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s School and Youth Community Service Program EVERY PENNY COUNTS
  3. 3. What is Pennies for Patients? The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s premiere School and Youth program allows students to raise funds and awareness of blood cancers. Simply choose a three week period that fits your schedule in the fall or spring, and students will collect spare change and dollars. The Society will provide your school with all the materials you need to conduct a fun and educational campaign including curriculum guides, fundraising ideas, parent letters, fun facts, patient services information, a CD/DVD with a video, and, additional supplies.  Our youth are learning that they can make a huge difference one penny at a time, and the class raising the most money is recognized with a lunch party and other fun incentives! Based on the amount of funds raised, your school may qualify to receive gift certificates for needed school supplies or equipment. At the end of the school year, schools bringing in the most money receive recognition and awards.
  4. 4.  Because leukemia is the most common type of cancer in children and young adults under the age of 20.  Because the equivalent of two classrooms of children are diagnosed with cancer everyday.  Because every 5 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer, and, every 10 minutes someone loses their battle. At the end of the day, six people every hour,148 people every day die from blood cancer.  Because you can make a difference! Because of people like you, survival rates have tripled in the past 50 years. Why should we participate?
  5. 5. Chemotherapy - use of anti-cancer drugs; the most common type of treatment for blood cancer patients  Radiation – Often used in conjunction with chemotherapy Immunotherapy – Immune cells or antibodies are used to fight the disease and suppress it’s progression through antibody treatment, administering a vaccine, and using a patient’s own NK (natural killer) cells. Blood or Bone Marrow transplant – The use of blood or marrow stem cells from a healthy donor, often, a sibling with the same tissue type. Blood Cancer Treatments
  6. 6. The money goes to the best of the best researchers who work around the clock looking for a cure. Since 1949, the Society has funded more than $814 million in research grants. The money goes to finding newer and better blood cancer therapies with fewer side effects as well as development of medical technology useful beyond blood cancer treatments. The money goes far beyond cancer treatment, reaching millions of patients with chronic illnesses. Medicines developed with LLS funding are being used for rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. The money goes to assist patients who need co-pay assistance or help buying medicines, and to support groups, and educational and advocacy programs. Where does the money go?
  7. 7. Today, almost ONE MILLION people are heroically battling a blood cancer while they rely on research to find their cure. Many of these heroes are infants and children. Kolton, Cheyene, Mary Kate, J.C., Kaitlin, and Collin are all blood cancer patients who live in the North Texas area. They have all received treatments developed with funding provided by LLS. Because programs like PENNIES FOR PATIENTS, they received life saving medication. Thankfully, they are all in remission and living healthy, active lives thanks to people like you. They are just six examples of youngsters who have struggled with cancer as children. You can dedicate your program in honor of a local hero, and make a huge difference! Honor a Hero
  8. 8. Pasta for Pennies Kick Off Assmbly April 28 Program Dates April 28-May 6th Honored Heros Clarence Day Oakley, Jr. Annabelle Oakley (survivor) Kensley Jones Billy Mack Black Your School’s Connection
  9. 9. A huge thank you to your school on behalf of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for bringing us closer to finding a cure! Thank you to all of the staff and students for your commitment and dedication to our mission! Thank you!
  10. 10. * Keep a rough tally of your totals to help with the top classroom recognition. *Create a new fundraising idea in your classroom. One teacher charged $.50 for students to use the restroom! *Have fun and enjoy your recognition incentives! Steps to Success * Set a goal for your classroom. * Use the curriculum provided. Visit our website for an additional link. * Share facts and info about blood cancers and the program each day.

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