G.C. Hartman Elementary will once again be participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Student Series, "Pennies for Patients." This is a national fundraising campaign to support the LLS mission to cure blood cancers and improve the lives of patients and their families. "With this program, students see firsthand how their involvement can make a difference in helping save the lives of blood cancer patients simply by fundraising," stated Counselor Mr. Eric Deeter. Last year, G.C. Hartman students, families and staff raised more than $3,600 to support the Pennies" program. This was the highest total of any school in Columbia County! According to Principal Mr. John Fetterman, G.C. Hartman Elementary has set a goal of raising $4,000 or more. "Through the efforts of our wonderful students, families and staff, we have no doubt we can get there," stated Mr. Fetterman.

The 2016 "Pennies" campaign began with a kickoff assembly on February 1st and will continue through Friday, February 19th. LLS Student Series Campaign Manager, Felicia Tarantino, presented a short assembly to G.C. Hartman students explaining blood cancers in terms that they can understand. The classroom raising the most money will be treated to a pasta party by Olive Garden. In addition to students and staff collecting spare coins and dollars, donations on G.C. Hartman's behalf can also be given online. Simply follow this link, http://events.lls.org/pages/epa/GCHartmanElementaryCenter and click "Donate Today." We appreciate the caring and supportive families and friends of all of our schools and look forward to another successful campaign!
 
 
 
 
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Campaign Manager, Felicia Tarantino, explains to 3rd and 4th grade students how they can help children with blood cancers during the Pennies for Patients kickoff assembly on Monday, February 1st.

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