Frazier Elementary School celebrated its record-breaking fund raising school year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society during a celebratory rally at the school on Wednesday.
Frazier principal Jeff LaCoke, counselor and fundraiser coordinator Audrey Stansell and members of Frazier’s student council presented a check worth $5,000 to Hope Morrison, LLS school and youth programs senior campaign director, during the rally.
Frazier far surpassed its initial goal of $2,800 for the school year by collecting change throughout the year for the LLS Pennies for Patients and Pasta for Pennies competitions.
“It was great to have this opportunity to celebrate with all of our students and to give them a sense of pride for what they accomplished in giving back to the community,” LaCoke said. “This started out three years ago with something small that we could do with mere pennies. This year it took on a mind of its own.”
According to Morrison, the Texas Gulf Coast region of the LLS is anticipating raising more than $900,000 through its school and youth programs in 2012-2013. Thirteen participating CFISD schools have completed the program, collecting a combined $33,000. In 2011-2012, 30 CFISD schools accounted for $78,000 of the $884,000 raised by Texas Gulf Coast schools.
“Frazier Elementary students serve as an example to all of us through their commitment to helping others,” Morrison said. “Their efforts will help local patients and their families along with funding blood cancer research at Texas Children’s Hospital.”
For more information on the LLS School and Youth programs, visit www.schoolandyouth.org.
LLS representative Hope Morrison and Frazier counselor Audrey Stansell (back,
right) celebrate as fifth-grade student council members (L-R) Nicholas
Zamarripa, Katherine Diaz and Katherine Brackett hoist the $5,000 check from
Frazier to the LLS.