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Mason High School Raises Money for Leukemia
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 • Posted February 1, 2012

Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are cancers that start in the bone marrow or lymphatic tissues as the result of an acquired genetic injury to the DNA of one cell. That cell becomes malignant and multiplies continuously. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing people with education and patient services. The organization’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life for the patients of these diseases as well as their family’s lives. In order to accomplish their goal a foundation was created called Pennies for Patients. Through the foundation people may donate money to raise money for research and help patients with medical expenses. Over the past three weeks the National Honor Society has sponsored a Pennies For Patients Fundraiser at the high school. We had Tape a Teacher Week and students donated money to nominate a teacher to be taped to the wall. Coach Rick Ragsdale was the winner and on the day of the taping students could donate money for pieces of tape. We hosted a Mr. Leg Contest to see which male faculty member has the “nicest legs”. We also held a “Battle of the Classes” in order to see which class raised the most money. The winning class will be rewarded with a movie at the Odeon Theater. Under the leadership of some very hard working NHS members and the generosity of all the students and staff we raised a total of $2,169.35.

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