Pennies for Patients

A graduate of Steubenville High School, Cody Saltsman has involved himself in numerous humanitarian activities in his Ohio community, including visiting retirement communities to meet veterans and hear their stories. Cody Saltsman has also participated in the Pennies for Patients program to raise money for children with leukemia and lymphoma.

For the past 20 years, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has hosted Pennies for Patients to support its cause. It asks elementary, middle, and high school students to donate and collect pennies and other assorted loose change. Running on a three-week cycle, it involves children all across the nation who are looking to make a difference in the lives of people with blood cancers. Since its launch in 1995, Pennies for Patients has raised millions of dollars.

By associating with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, participants receive the guidance of a major nonprofit organization. It contributes classroom and individual collection boxes, as well as lesson plans and educational videos. The group also provides advice on campaign ideas that will increase awareness of the event and ideas for getting parents involved. Moreover, it will donate electronics and sports equipment to the schools in each district that acquire the most funds. For more information, visit www.penniesforpatients.org.

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