Babylon Grade School Students Raise Money for Charity

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Students from Babylon Memorial Grade School have been generously donating pennies and other spare change throughout the year to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Pennies for Patients” program.
    
This program helps fund research around the world for blood cancer cures, therapies and support services for those in need. According to www.schoolandyouth.org, many of the 50 new cancer drugs approved in the last decade by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration were advanced thanks to support from programs such as Pennies for Patients.
    
In total, Babylon Memorial Grade School students raised over $1,500 as part of the Pennies for Patients campaign. The effort was spearheaded by the Babylon Memorial Grade School Student Council, along with third-grade teacher Patricia Murphy and special education teacher Joanne Fasano.