Article published on August 18, 2012 by the Daytona Beach News Journal.
Students, teachers and volunteers at the Imagine School at Town Center came together during the 2011-2012 school year to raise $2,508.18 in the Olive Garden’s Pasta for Pennies fundraising program.
The program, a partnership between the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Darden’s Olive Garden restaurants, raised more than $660,000 in the Northern and Central Florida Chapter School & Youth Program during the 2011-2012 school year. Funds raised support blood cancer research and patient services.
“It’s almost unbelievable to me that one school can raise so much money to help find a cure for blood cancers,” Kelley Lesperance, executive director of the Northern and Central Florida Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, said in a prepared statement. “We’re honored that the Imagine School at Town Center put forth so much effort to be the winning school in Flagler County this year, and we’re proud to partner with the school and Olive Garden to make such an impact on research and patient services.”
Nationally, more than 27,000 schools engaged in service, leadership and teamwork on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to raise money to help save lives. The program raised more than $26 million.