Welcome to our page that is all about the young people who have helped us raise funds for the research. They are all amazing and resourceful, and we are very proud of them!
counting coins at TD Bank for depositing into our PA Donation account
Join our Purple the Globe™ Initiative - get your school involved in the search for a cure for cancer - click HERE for information. Two schools have already raised $2,525 and $4,000 - can your school raise more?
Here are a few of the projects undertaken by our young supporters:
Our first young fundraiser collected almost $200 in her school for a community service project. She continues to raise funds for the cancer research.
Team Mass '96
A youth hockey team from Massachusetts has been raising funds for PIA for 4 years, and has raised several thousand dollars so far. One of their players made PIA his Community Service project (Blake's Project, below).
Blake sent out an email campaign to raise money for Pennies in Action - and raised over $2,000 for his Community Service project. Check out his project page, and use his letter as a base for your own email campaign.
Voorhees Red, White, and Blue Team Challenge:
A middle school in New Jersey raised over $2,000 in honor of one of their teachers, a breast cancer survivor. The school plans on making the Fundraiser an annual event. The 2nd Annual event raised $2,525 as part of our Purple the Globe™ Initiative.
Imagine Chancellor Middle School:
Another school doing a 2nd year Fundraiser for Pennies in Action. Last year, with the help of a matching gift from an anonymous donor, they raised just over $4,000!
Two local youth hockey Teams held an all-night Skate-a-Thon benefitting PIA and the clubs, and handed Uschi a check for over $2,000 that night.
One of the Team Mass '96 Hockey players gave a speech at his school - he spoke about the events and people that have had an impact on his life. One of those people was Uschi, who he met at a hockey tournament at IceWorks in 2009. He and his team and their parents decided to raise money for Pennies in Action. Uschi and cancer within his own family have had a large impact on his life. Click here to see his presentation - it is very touching.
And of course there are the kids that drop change into our collection bottles at the rink and at other events - they are all learning that a lot of little donations truly add up to large numbers.