Luke Jenkins

 

What started in Kindergarten as a desire to win a class pizza party has turned into a true passion for high school freshman Luke Jenkins. In nine years Luke collected over $3,800, 75% in pennies, for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as a part of their Pennies for Patients program.
"Our next door neighbors, the Riveras, lost their teenage daughter, Dariana, to cancer when Luke was in the 3rd grade," shared Luke's mother Michelle Jenkins. "I think that's when it started getting closer to our hearts as we learned along his path many stories about Leukemia and Lymphoma. Even the GREAT Tom Landry for whom Luke's sister was named after died of Leukemia. Although it is the largest childhood disease of all the cancers, we have learned of many adult stories, too. We have made countless trips to the CoinStar Machines inside the local Kroger during the fundraisers. All donations go straight to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at NO charge!"
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