Aug. 3, 2017 -- Five schools in the CH-UH School District participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Student Series program during the 2016-2017 school year, raising the outstanding amount of $3,877.65.
Students at Monticello Middle School, along with Boulevard, Canterbury, Noble and Oxford elementaries raised funds to provide much needed support for patients and families right here in Northern Ohio. This past fiscal year the LLS was able to:
• Fund over $1.8 million locally through three local research grants at the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University.
• Provide $30,000 in ground transportation, air travel and lodging assistance to local patients and their families.
• Provide $966,641in financial support to patients for drug and insurance co-payments in addition to health insurance premiums.
The LLS Student Series programs are designed to teach students how to set and reach goals and the value of community involvement. Beginning in the fall of 2017, LLS will begin offering a comprehensive K-5 STEM curriculum to schools registered in a Student Series program. The organization will provide teachers with hands-on, experiential activities and lessons that fully adhere to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The intention is to inspire the cancer researchers of tomorrow by connecting students to science, research and advocacy. Thanks to research, approximately 90% of children with acute leukemia are now cured, but there is still a long way to go. The Student Series program provides a meaningful way for kids to help kids.