The students of Binks Forest Elementary School have made raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 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.
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, Palm Beach Chapter, (LLS) for five consecutive years. Students who did an exceptional job of fundraising this year were honored during the school’s morning announcements program, attended by members of the LLS leadership team. Owen Farley, Logan O’Neil, Ryan Williams, Bradley (last name not permissible for media), and Jack Silverstein joined school counselor and Pennies for Patients coordinator Randi J. Schietz, PhD, in accepting the awards.
Binks Forest Elementary 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,” said Pamela Payne, executive director, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Palm Beach Area Chapter. “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Palm Beach Chapter is sothankful for the generosity of all the amazing students, teachers and administrators at Binks Forest Elementary.”
Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s generously sponsored the Student Series this year.
To learn more about this event, or ways you can support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, please visit https://www.lls.org/palm-beach-area or call (561) 616-8682.