The goal was set at $2,500, but Superintendent Don Street told WKVI News that the goal was surpassed. The students collected over $3,000 to benefit patients who are part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Any loose change was donated by students in the high school, middle school, and elementary school.
The Pennies for Patients campaign began in the Society’s North Carolina Chapter in 1995.
The campaign at the high school concluded with a three-on-three basketball tournament and the opportunity to duct tape a teacher to the wall.
The school board recognized the students’ efforts and the hard work done by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.