Key Club hosts Pennies for Patients fundraiser

Sydney Szabo

Each year, the Madison-Plains Key Club raises money for Pennies for Patients. They pass out boxes to teachers with first period classes to collect change and any other money the students and teachers would like to donate. The class who donates the most will win breakfast courtesy of the Key Club.


The fundraiser has been done by the club for around seven years now and has always had a decent outcome. This year, they decided to take the competition up a notch and do a karaoke contest with the teachers. It’s volunteer-based; teachers could choose whether or not they wanted to be put in the running. The teachers who volunteered are Mr. Hunt, Ms. Zimmer, Mrs. Sulfridge, Ms. Woodard, and vice-principal Mr. Wysong. 


The teacher with the most money in their box that is located in the library will do a song on March 13 during the talent show. 


Pennies for Patients is an organization that raises money in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) mission to cure blood cancers and improve the lives of patients and their families. Students and educators throughout the United States and Canada have raised more than $394 million since 1993. 


LLS was founded 70 years ago by two parents who had lost their 16-year-old son to leukemia. They were determined to change the landscape of cancer treatment and care by creating an organization to spare other families from feeling the same devastation they did. 


The fundraiser runs from Feb. 24 to March 13, and the karaoke will take place on the 13th.