For a Great CAUSE

Glen Cove High School’s CAUS.E (Community Action Using Student Empowerment) group raised more than $2,971 to help fund cancer research and provide help and hope to thousands of patients and their families through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) “Pennies For Patients” program.

CAUSE students surpassed their previous year total of $1,500 to benefit blood cancer patients, services, and research provided by the LLS. CAUSE provides Glen Cove High School students with the opportunity to participate and/or organize various fundraisers to benefit non-profit organizations that touch the hearts of CAUSE members. The club is an offshoot of the school’s CAUSE class. Susan Poulos is the advisor.
“Thanks to research, nearly 90% of children with acute leukemia are now cured,” said Tammy Philie, Executive Director, of LLS’s Long Island Chapter. “But there still is a long way to go. Leukemia affects more children than any other cancer, so LLS’s School and Youth Programs provide a meaningful way for kids to help kids. Every penny really does make a difference.”

The LLS’s School and Youth programs such as “Pennies for Patients” and its sister program are designed to teach children the value of community service in a fun way.