Career and Technical Education Center

Career and Technical Education Center Collects Hundreds to Fight Blood Cancers

Jun 07, 2014

Students at the Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center opened their wallets to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, collecting nearly $1,700 through a “Pasta for Pennies” fundraiser.

The effort, organized by nurse Denise Wharton, was the first fundraiser of its kind at the CTE Center. Participating students and teachers watched a video highlighting blood cancers and treatment options as part of the campaign.  

The classroom with the highest contribution - Toni Adams’ Survey of Law class – enjoyed lunch on Friday, May 30, courtesy of the Olive Garden. They collected a total of $226.

"The students were really motivated by a video  that many of the CTE teacher showed about a ground breaking immunotherapy that is being funded by LLS, so they kept donating money every time they came to class," Adams said.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services