Archive for Thursday, April 14, 2005

Council raises $5,500 for research

April 14, 2005

Lansing High School Leadership Council raised more than $5,500 at a Late Night for Leukemia lock-in Saturday.

"We raised a lot of money and walked a lot of laps," said junior Andrew Cameron, one of the event coordinators.

Cameron said Tuesday the money still was being counted but the estimated total was the most money ever raised by a Leadership Council project.

Students formed teams and had to come up with $50 in sponsorships to participate. Cameron said about 106 students and one team of teachers participated, all from Lansing.

SaraJo Schwinn, leukemia survivor and 6-year-old daughter of LHS biology teacher Helen Schwinn, set the students off on their laps. While students were not running or walking, the Leadership Council provided other entertainment, such as a pie-eating contest and a raffle, Cameron said. The event lasted from 11 p.m. Saturday to about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, he said.

Cameron said that the money would be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and that he hoped the society would send a representative to LHS to claim the check during either a ceremony or the Leadership class period.

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