It was another stellar fundraising year at Elbridge Gale Elementary School in Wellington.
For the second year in a row, it was the top fundraising area school participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) School & Youth Programs.
Out of 119 participating schools in the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast, Elbridge Gale Elementary School was awarded the first-place honor. The school will be given a banner at the School District of Palm Beach County board meeting Wednesday, June 19.
The students had a fun time setting up lemonade stands, having treasure hunts in their homes for spare change and donating their hard-earned allowance to achieve this top honor. Students collected $7,460 in donations.
In the past 16 years, kids across the United States have raised more than $211 million that goes directly to funding blood cancer research and patient support — just by collecting change.
LLS leads the way in blood cancer research and has funded cures and therapies that are changing the lives of patients. For more on School & Youth Programs, contact Stacy Hewitt at (561) 616-8682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.