Children from the
Duneland Family YMCA Childcare program have launched “Pennies For Pasta” to
help raise money to help fight leukemia and lymphoma in northwest Indiana
In 2013, the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), helped support 976 families with
research programs and patient support services. Local resident and leukemia
survivor, Phoenix Bridegroom, and her mother Tammy have acted as
spokespersons for “Pennies For Pasta” fundraising efforts.
5, Phoenix and Tammy began visiting with children at the Y Preschool’s five
classrooms, and school aged Child Care sites at Bailly, Yost, Brummitt,
Jackson and Liberty Elementary Schools to explain how they could help.
At the Preschool,
the Bridegrooms enjoyed some popcorn and watched the Charlie Brown movie
that was provided by LLS. The movie helps young children understand cancer.
raising the most money will be rewarded with a pasta and breadstick party
provided by Olive Garden. To date, the Y kids have raised $88. On February
26, all the sites will make birthday posters to celebrate Phoenix’s life
just in time for her 8th birthday on Feb. 27. The birthday celebration will
be held at the Duneland Family YMCA Preschool, within Chesterton Middle
School at entrance #8.
Donations can be
made in person to anyone attending Y Childcare Programs, or online at either
of the following sites: