Lecanto High School, LHS News 12

Pasta For Pennies Charity Drive.

Pasta for Pennies Logo.

Beginning April 4th and through April 28th,  Lecanto High School will be hosting a Pennies for Pasta charity Drive.
The 3rd block class which generates the most money collected will win a pasta party catered by Olive Garden. Donation boxes can be found in your 3rd block classes.

The goal of this Charity Drive is to generate funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma, research and treatment.
For just a few pennies you could make an impact, and maybe even win a lunch hosted by Olive Garden.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which was founded in 1949, has made it their goal to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma.
Over 39,000 people die of Lymphoma each year, and over 24,000 die of Leukemia. However, their society alone has saved countless lives.
Due to their research, made possible by charity drives such as this, the survival rate of someone suffering from these fatal diseases have quadrupled since 1960.
With the help of common people and countless charity drives, and the donations of benevolent people, their foundation has been able to invest over 1 billion dollars in
to lymphoma and leukemia research.

Olive Garden, a restaurant established on December 13th, 1982, is well known for their association with Italian cuisine.
Olive Garden supports a multitude of different charities, Hunger Relief, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, NFHS Network, and of course Pennies for Pasta.
Olive Garden believes in a welcome meal to everyone who steps through their door.