For the sixth year in a row, students from Tuscarora Indian School were busy collecting pennies during the month of February for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The annual fundraising campaign is sponsored by the Tuscarora K-Kids Club and is conducted in memory of one of their former students, Eileen Kim Printup, who died of this terrible disease at a very young age.
Rich Rotollo, a two-time cancer survivor, visited the school on April 4 to accept a check in the amount of $1,131.84 on behalf of the Leukemia Society.
This brings the school's six-year total to more than $5,300.
"Your school has done an amazing job of raising money for this cause" said Rotollo. "All of the money donated will stay right here in Western New York to advance the society's mission to find a cure for blood cancers and to help patients and their families during difficult times."
The entire school was treated to an ice cream sundae party for their outstanding efforts, while Cindy Mt. Pleasant's fifth-grade class received a pizza party for collecting the most money per student. Special thanks were extended to the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston for sponsoring the K-Kids program, Tuscarora Home School Council for sponsoring the ice cream party, and to Marc Nicolla, owner of Main Street Gas & Grille in Youngstown, for donating the pizza.