Pennies for Patients

Pennies for Patients, Pasta for you!

Helping the LLS Cause

What is the LLS?

Founded in 1949, the LLS stands for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services.

Their Mission:

"Cure Leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families."

Our Mission:

Our school is dedicated to helping the LLS cause through class donations and funding. As the title implies, every penny counts. Through these donations, we are able to help contribute to finding a cure for blood cancer, one step and penny at a time. Within competitive benchmarks against our fellow IISD high schools, Jack E. Singley Academy and Irving, we have been able to present ourselves as fierce competitors, raising $2,000 and above for a number of consecutive years. However, it is our goal now to raise the bar and reach even higher than our stagnant growth these last few years to approximately $4,000.

What's in it for you?

Through a collaborative effort with the Pennies for Patients program, we are able to provide the 4th period class with the most donations a lunch at the Olive Garden; what's better than free food? Speak to a student council representative for more information; we can provide a container for donation collections and a chart for your individual class earnings and goals.

What's in it for everyone?

Within the competition between our other high schools and our own class at Nimitz, we are not only able to boost participation and awareness for the LLS cause and Pennies for Patients program, but also boost school spirit and moral through team work and communication.

Pennies for Patients 2012 Assembly Video

When? Where?

Monday, Feb. 2nd, 12am to Friday, Feb. 20th, 12am

Your 4th Period Class; speak to your teacher about getting involved.

Nimitz Student Council

Contact Mr. Manale in his office across from Room 133 or a student council member for any questions or concerns.


"Disease Information & Support." | The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Web. 22 Jan. 2015. <>.

"Leukemia & Lymphoma Society."Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 22 Jan. 2015. <>.