Penny Drive Supports Cancer Research

Posted on October 8th, 2012 at 7:22 PM
Penny Drive Supports Cancer Research

Emily Welsh from WICU accepted a donation from Dr. Maureen Barber-Carey, executive vice president; Nina Wolfarth, early care coordinator; student Emma Hirneisen and her mother Jennifer and student Yanat Patanakul and his father Peerasit at the news station where the Telethon was held Monday, October 8.

Barber National Institute students in the Elizabeth Lee Black School are helping to change the future of cancer research one penny at a time. On Monday, October 8, they donated funds raised through a penny drive to the Community for Kanzius Telethon at WICU studios.

For two weeks, students and faculty brought in pennies, dimes and other spare change raising a total of $600.42 to fund cancer research.

Dr. Maureen Barber-Carey, executive vice president, faculty and students in the Elizabeth Lee Black School, as well as parents delivered the check to the news station Monday.

This year’s Telethon to benefit the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation is the fifth year it’s been held and marks the third year that Barber National Institute students have participated.