DOWNEY - Warren High School raised more than $42,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during the last school year, making it the top fundraising school in the greater Los Angeles area.The fundraiser was part of the Pasta for Pennies program organized each year by Olive Garden. Students in elementary, middle and high schools collected loose change to benefit the society. More than $596,000 was raised by students in Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Warren High School was the top fundraising school with $42,216 collected. They were followed by Downey High School with $11,798 and Longden Elementary in Temple City with $9,607. "We are grateful for the outpouring of generosity that made this year's Pasta for Pennies campaign a success," said Olivia Gertz, executive director of the LLS Greater Los Angeles Chapter. "It's through the hard work of our student participants and partners like Olive Garden that we can collect the funds we need to work toward a cure to end blood cancers."
********** Published: September 15, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 22