Pennies for Patients

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Setauket Elementary School students and staff are working to make a difference in the lives of many as they embark on a Pennies for Patients fundraising drive this January.

The endeavor, which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, hits home for the school community as one of their own – Kelly Anne Crovello – has been awarded the title of Honored Hero by the organization this year.

To jump-start their fundraising efforts, the school’s student council organized a kickoff assembly program with members of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Throughout the meeting, the individuals discussed blood-borne cancers in an age-appropriate manner and how important the fundraising campaign is to the organization.

During the event, members of the student council proudly announced that the school’s fundraising efforts were already off to a winning start, as the $547 received during the Concerned Dental Halloween candy buyback program was applied to this effort.

All donations received will be made in Kelly Anne’s honor.