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Posted May 21, 2013

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Helen Cordero Students Helped Leukemia and Lymphoma Society One Penny at a Time

More than $4,500 was raised for the cause.

Norma Moran (right) and her son present the Helen Cordero check to Betty Wilkins of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

According to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, students at Helen Cordero Primary raised more money than any APS school ever has in their Pennies for Patients program. They raised $4,528 by collecting pennies and other change from friends and family for LLS.

Teacher and drive coordinator Norma Moran, whose son is a leukemia survivor, said that LLS officials told her it’s a new record for an APS school. Their total was the fourth-highest in the state this year.

“We are very proud of our students and teachers for their hard work in helping fight cancer in our communities,” Moran said. “We would also like to challenge all schools to try and beat our collection amount next year!”

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