March 15, 2011
Russellville eighth grader Wyatt Bunselmeyer counts pennies for the Pennies for Patients fundraiser held at Russellville Middle School.
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Sixty seven Russellville Middle School students participated in a Hoops for Heart and Pennies for Patients event Thursday, March 3, in the school gymnasium. Students were given a choice to raise money for either cause. Hoops for Heart is a program for the American Heart Association, funds are used to create healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Pennies for Patients is a program for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the service dollars are spent on patient and community services, research, public health and professional education. The middle school students collected over $900 for the American Heart Association and over $500 for Pennies for Patients. During the event held in the gym students were awarded prizes for participation which were donated by Russellville Athletic Boosters and Dollar General.