Gleason ES honored for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraising

July 3, 2018

Gleason ES honored for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraising
Angelica Schaefer, Student Series campaign director for the society’s Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, poses with Christine Melancon, Gleason Elementary School principal, at the regularly scheduled Board meeting June 14. Schaefer recognized Gleason students and staff for their fundraising efforts in the Student Series campaign. The campus collected not only the highest amount in CFISD, but the sixth-highest total in the entire Texas Gulf Coast Chapter.

July 3, 2018—Gleason Elementary School and Principal Christine Melancon were recognized by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the school’s participation in the society’s Student Series campaign, the honor being presented during the regularly scheduled Board meeting June 14.

Gleason students and staff raised $7,640 through the Student Series campaign, which supports the society’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

“I wanted to come out and not only recognize a very special principal at a campus that was just incredibly impactful in our mission, but also to say ‘Thank you’ to Cy-Fair ISD as a whole,” said Angelica Schaefer, Student Series campaign director for the society’s Texas Gulf Coast Chapter.

More than 20 area campuses participated in the campaign during the 2017-2018 school year and as a result, were able to impact more than 300,000 patients.

The Students Series campaign raised more than $950,000 through its Pennies for Patients program, where elementary and middle school classes collect change.

Gleason collected not only the highest amount in CFISD, but the sixth-highest total in the entire Texas Gulf Coast Chapter. The campus also raised the fifth-highest amount in strictly online donations.

“It is an honor to receive this recognition on behalf of my staff and students,” Melancon said. “We are teaching our students to be generous by encouraging giving to others. As a result, our student council chose to lead a fundraising opportunity for this great cause.”

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