For more than 20 years, Olive Garden's Pasta for Pennies program has rewarded elementary and middle school children for their participation in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student Series, in which students collect donations, including their own spare change, to support LLS's efforts to find cures for blood cancers and ensure that patients have access to treatments. The top fundraising classroom in each school receives a pasta party courtesy of Olive Garden. With Olive Garden's support, LLS Student Series has raised more than $288 million since 1994.
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