The students at St. Joseph's Regional Academy in Jim Thorpe raised $1,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Eastern Pennsylvania by participating in their Pennies for Patients program.

This is the first year that the students at St. Joseph's Regional Academy participated in the Pennies for Patients program. The school did it in honor of Hunter Wolfe of Jim Thorpe, an 8th grade student, who lost his battle to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) last summer. Wolfe was a member of his school's Basketball and Track and Field Teams. He was also an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt.

Pennies for Patients is a value-building program for elementary and secondary schools. Students collect funds, starting with their own spare change, used to support the research and patient services programs of LLS. The program usually takes place during a three week period in February or March.

"I am so proud of this school," said Caroline Page, Campaign Director at the Eastern Pennsylvania chapter. "It is not easy to raise that kind of money, but the children at St. Joseph's Regional Academy worked hard knowing how important this cause is."

For more information on Pasta and Pennies or to learn how to register your school, please visit www.schoolandyouth.org/epa [1] or contact the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter at (610) 238-0360.