East View Elementary School kindergarten student Avery Murphy will be recognized by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as part of a special ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in Louisville.
As a young cancer survivor, Avery has demonstrated great leadership and compassion in the area of cancer awareness and research, and helped to organize a “Pennies for Patients” campaign at East View Elementary School earlier this year, which raised $3,690.63 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Avery also conducted an online fundraiser that collected $440.
Avery’s courageous experience has inspired her classmates and teachers, whose generous donations will contribute to the fight against blood cancers in children and adults. For more information about LLS, visit http://www.lls.org/