Pleasanton Middle School raises $9,000 for leukemia research

Student effort earns school's designation as 'Champions of Change'

Pleasanton Middle School students raised more than $9,000 in donations before Spring break for leukemia research.

Their check for $9,042.95 through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Pennies for Patients campaign was presented to Erin Lutsko, who said that in her five years running the campaign, this is the single largest donation she's seen.

"To see such a record-breaking donation from children, who expect nothing in return, that's amazing," Lutsko said. "This donation will make such a difference in the lives of our patients."

In recognition of their fundraising achievement, the society has designated Pleasanton Middle School as "Champions of Change."

Pleasanton Weekly staff.


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Posted by Joyce Senechal
a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Apr 10, 2012 at 9:32 am

Way to go PMS. This is a result of great dedication from a wonderful group of students and faculty. Such a worthy cause. PMS should be very proud!

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Posted by Congratulations!
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Apr 10, 2012 at 3:50 pm

The school came together and worked hard to donate more money than any other school in their area. Amazing!!! They should be proud!

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Posted by AP
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Apr 11, 2012 at 9:59 am

Way to go, Panthers! Proud of you!

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Posted by How sad
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Apr 23, 2012 at 11:39 am

How sad that something positive about our schools only generates 3 comments. If it was negative, we would have at least 50 by now.

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Posted by Jim
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 23, 2012 at 11:45 am

Yeah, but I bet the parents of the kids are the same ones who supported a parcel tax. Typical liberal do-gooderism.

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