A Penny Saved Can Mean A Life Saved
There are an estimated 1,012,533 people in the United States living with or in remission from leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma.
Rollins College recently participated in Olive Garden’s “Pasta for Pennies” fundraising program for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central Florida.
Sharon Lusk, assistant dean at the Holt School, challenged other departments and offices at Rollins to participate in the event. The participating office or department that collected the most in donations would win a catered pasta lunch for 35 courtesy of the Olive Garden in Winter Park.
It was a neck-and-neck contest over the three weeks of fundraising, but the Hamilton Holt School edged out the A&S/CPS Deans’ Offices and Ollie Science Village to take the pasta prize. In all, over $600 was raised through the effort.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has helped advance nearly every drug that fights blood cancers in searching for a cure, leading to increased survival rates and research that is bringing doctors closer to permanent cures. Pennies saved and donated by Rollins College may be part of a breakthrough in research that could save thousands of lives.