NJHS begins annual Pasta for Pennies drive

National Junior Honor Society has begun its annual Pasta for Pennies fund-raiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The seventh-period class that raises the most money will win a free spaghetti lunch courtesy of Olive Garden. Collection boxes have been placed in each classroom for donations to be made to the campaign has been scheduled to run until Feb. 9.

Leukemia is cancer of blood-forming tissues, including bone marrow, and lymphoma impacts the body’s disease-fighting network. It includes the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus gland and bone marrow.

NJHS sponsor Anthony Raheb said the drive holds a special meaning for him.

“It is a worthy cause dear and true to my heart. My family has been personally affected by leukemia.” Raheb said. “We only hope these funds can help people who are debilitated by the disease for future generations,”

NJHS President Bella Stazzone said she hopes the funds acquired by the club will make a difference.

“I hope we will be able to raise a lot of money to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,” Stazzone said. “I hope we can raise as much as we can.”

By Justin Ho