Palmer Lake students beat cancer awareness fundraising goal

Students at Palmer Lake Elementary in Brooklyn Park raised $3,837 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through its Pennies for Patients fundraiser last month.

The original goal was $1,400, about $200 more than last year. During the first half of the fundraiser, the school brought in more than $2,000.

The two-week classroom competition included a Domino’s pizza party for the class that raised the most money. Betty Marler’s third-grade class won after raising more than $450.