Students Raise Money For Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Students from across Kansas helped raise over $17,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The fundraiser was part of Olive Garden's 14th annual "Pasta for Pennies" program.

For three weeks, students filled collection jars in their classroom with pocket change.

The class with the most won a pasta party from Olive Garden.

This year's top school was Jay Shideler Elementary School in Topeka with $4,279.52.

The second place school was Wanamaker Elementary, also in Topeka, with $2,391.61.

The third place school was Allison Traditional Magnet Middle School in Wichita with $2,008.12.

Nationwide, $5.8 million was collected - the most in the program's history.