Unfortunately, all the money these kids raised went directly to the LLS corporate HQ in White Plains, NY. Anytime you plan on donating to ANY charity, always check them out. They are required to file what's known as a 990 form.
These kids were trying to do something good, and hats off to them for trying!
Below is the link to 990 forms filed with the IRS for these guys.
For example, from the 2011 for year:
Grants and similar amounts paid (Part IX, column (A), lines 1-3 . 85,577,867
Salaries, other compensation, employee benefits (Part IX, column (A), lines 5-
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16a Professional fundraising fees (Part IX, column (A), line 11e) . 9,299,646
17 Other expenses (Part IX, column (A), lines 11a-11 d, 11f-24f) . 73,769,925
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