Pioneer Ridge Middle School students raise $600 to fight cancer

GARDNER, Kan. - One local fifth-grade class has raised more than $600 to help fight leukemia and lymphoma.

The students at Pioneer Ridge Middle School in Gardner, Kan., are raising the money for the Pennies for Patients campaign, of which 41 Action News is a proud partner.

The money will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Tracy Draeger said the 27 students he teaches in his fifth-grade class have come together to raise the money.

"Every one of the kids brought in something and sometimes they'd bring in so much money, I'd be like, ‘Are you sure this is okay with your parents,'" he said.

Pioneer Ridge has raised $2,200 school-wide.

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