The Parents Association of The Brandeis School in Lawrence held its sixth annual collection drive for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients program, and led by eighth-grader Avi Nessim’s $1,843.50; a school record $2,253.50 was collected, this year. Overall, Team Brandeis has raised more than $8,560 for the program.
“Every year I try to raise more for the program and this year I reached a new personal record. This is very important to me because I do this in honor of my grandfather who unfortunately passed away from leukemia and I hope that a cure will be discovered,” said Nessim, who helped his grade win an ice cream party provided by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The Society is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Its Student Series provides children with the opportunity to understand that they could have an impact on saving lives.