Binks Forest Students Raise $5,590 For LLS

Courtney Salter and Randi Scheitz join top fundraising students with the LLS donation.

The students of Binks Forest Elementary School have made raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Palm Beach Chapter “elementary,” as evidenced by this year’s success.

The school, which has participated in the society’s fundraising programs since 2011, exceeded its fundraising goal of $5,000 for 2018, raising more than $5,590 through the “Pennies for Patients” campaign. Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s sponsored the Student Series this year.

The Pennies for Patients campaign, a part of the LLS Student Series, organizes and energizes local students to raise funds for blood cancer patients through coin collection, online donations and selling blood drop icons to build a “wall of hope” at their schools.

The Binks Forest students and staff will receive their “Loyal Lincoln” award for supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for five consecutive years.

Students who did an exceptional job of fundraising this year were honored during the school’s morning announcements program.

Binks Forest has raised and contributed a total of $26,421.21 to LLS over the last seven years.

“We are excited and humbled by the efforts of our youth,” LLS Executive Director Pamela Payne said. “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Palm Beach Chapter is so thankful for the generosity of all the amazing students, teachers and administrators at Binks Forest Elementary.”