Students Set Fast Pace for Noble Cause

Chandler View Elementary students in Bellevue will get to dump their principal and vice principal into a water tank this spring for far exceeding a noble goal.

The entire school is participating in Pennies for Patients, raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The school set a goal to raise $1,500 in three weeks and they are now at nearly $3,500 in just two weeks.

Teachers and students say they're thrilled at how much money they've raised and that it can really help.

Cindy Gasper said, "We're in a school that's 82 percent free and reduced lunch and for them to bring this amount of money, I mean it's just overwhelming. It just brings tears to my eyes."

Davia King said, "We're saving kids that have blood transfusions because my grandpa's brother he died of leukemia and it's a big part to help."

If the schools gets to $4,000 by the end of the week they will set a state record for Pennies for Patients and the students will get a special prize.

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