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MSU combats blood cancer with Pennies for Patients

To combat blood cancer, Minot State University Residence Life and Housing office and Student Activities are spearheading Pennies for Patients, its annual fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. MSU offices, departments or organizations support Pennies for Patients by displaying posters and contribution buckets.

"Last year, MSU raised $5,044.68, but this year, we hope to raise $5,500! So, campus departments should display those buckets because the competition runs through March 13," said Camila Van Dyke, residence life coordinator.

MSU students, faculty and staff and community members participated in a Penny Carnival Jan. 27. Campus organizations and departments hosted booths, games or activities for any age. Festivities included bounce houses, face painting, ring toss, cake walks and more.

LLS, the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer, was founded in 1949. It also funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Chapters exist throughout the U.S. and Canada. To learn more about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, visit its website at

If an individual or organization wishes to support Pennies for Patients by making a donation, contact Van Dyke at or 858-3584 or Hughes at or 858-3987.


Published: 01/29/15

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