Archive for Wednesday, February 16, 2000

High school students raise money for leukemia

February 16, 2000

Thanks to the efforts of an organization at Tonganoxie High School, more money will be available to help fight leukemia.

Jenny Crain and Sammy Schiltz say they hope that the Future Career and Community Leaders of America project will raise at least $150 to be donated to the Leukemia Society of America.

"We're putting cans out for sophomores, juniors and seniors to put money in," Crain said. "The class that donates the most will be rewarded with a pizza party."

There is also a can at the school office, and the girls said they may put a can at a local business, and at the high school concession stand during basketball games.

"That way we could help give our community a chance to help, too," Crain said.

This is the first year the high school has joined in on the leukemia fund-raiser, Crain said.

This project is more than just an important community service project to Cain. It also has meaning for her personally.

"My grandmother died from leukemia in September," she said. "I think that we could do this to help try and find a cure for it because I know what it's like to lose somebody from it."

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