Area Schools Begin "Million Penny" Effort Monday
Todd Pittenger - Sun 11:50 AM 02/03/2013
The school that collects the most pennies per student will win a traveling trophy, and a pizza party for the entire school from Papa John's Pizza in Salina.
Fifteen area schools have teamed with a Salina radio station to try and raise a million pennies to help in the fight against childhood cancer.
Salina Media Group Radio Station Y 93.7 has enlisted the area schools to help in the crusade. The schools stretch from Chapman, to Abilene, to Salina, to Tescott, to Lincoln, and to Minneapolis..
Morning personality Roxanne is broadcasting live from a different school each morning, through February 22nd.
The goal is to raise a million pennies, or $10,000, to help in the fight against childhood cancer.
Penny donations can also be dropped off at all Bank of Tescott locations.
All money raised will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Ranked the No. 1 pediatric cancer hospital by Parents magazine and the No. 1 children's cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report, St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children.
The school that collects the most pennies per student will win a traveling trophy, and a pizza party for the entire school from Papa John's Pizza in Salina. The winning school, and the total amount of pennies collected, will be announced during the St. Jude's Radio-Thon on Y 93.7 in March.
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