DMS fourth in Pennies drive
Posted on: May 16, 2018
A team of cancer survivors, along with children and adults who have lost loved ones to cancer, stopped in at Delano Middle School on Tuesday, May 15, to thank DMS Student Council members for their efforts in the March Pennies for Patients campaign.
Over 800 schools in Minnesota and the Dakotas participated in the fund drive, and Delano ranked fourth in Minnesota fundraising. The school contributed $9,062.04 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in the best single year of Pennies for Patients fundraising in DMS history.
“It’s a really big deal,” said LLS campaign manager Alli Rekow. “Most schools will raise around $1,000 or $1,500.”
Rekow and the others were on a tour, stopping at the top five fundraising schools in Minnesota to personally thank those involved in the effort.
“Delano has a very impressive legacy. They’ve done an incredible job over the years,” said Rekow. “One of my favorite things about coming to Delano is that the Student Council is so hands-on, and they take such ownership of this effort.”