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Balboa Elementary Garners $20K for Cancer Campaign

Balboa Elementary School once again is making a difference in the fight to help young blood cancer patients.
The school is supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Schools campaign, the world’s largest nonprofit organization fighting blood cancer.
This year, in less than three weeks, Balboa Elementary raised $20,641 for the campaign. The school is once again the No. 1 fundraiser in the Los Angeles area, and ranks No. 3 nationwide. Since 2018, Balboa Elementary has raised more than $80,000.
With a passion for philanthropy, Principal Sona Arakelyan believed that bringing the school into the campaign was a natural thing to do. Through this fundraiser, more than 830 Balboa students learned about the importance of giving back as well as the science behind cancer research through a unique STEM curriculum.
“We will continue to contribute to this important cause and continue to make a difference as a school and as a community to teach our students the importance of kindness and giving and ultimately to save lives,” Arakelyan said in a statement.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients.
Since 1949, the organization has been on the forefront of blood cancer advances, such as chemotherapies and stem cell transplantation, leading the way to the targeted therapies and immunotherapies that are saving thousands of lives today.

First published in the April 27 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

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