Putnam North students will raise Make-A-Wish funds in Oklahoma City

A silent auction and other fundraisers are planned by Putnam City North High School students, who want to help two young people who have life-threatening illnesses.
BY STEVE LINDLEY Published: February 8, 2012
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Making a difference

In addition to the silent auction, Putnam City North students are planning fundraising activities such as carnival games, a sock hop and dodgeball, basketball and powder-puff football tournaments.

Students will get extra motivation when Dylan and Allie are introduced to the student body March 28.

Putnam City North students have experience helping grant wishes. Last year was the first year Putnam City North students raised funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Students raised more than $11,000 to send one child to Disney World and build a playground for another.

Malachi Brenner, the husband of Putnam City North journalism teacher Lynsie Brenner, received help when he was a teen from an organization similar to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It meant a lot, he says.

“I really appreciate the generosity of everyone who donates to gift-granting programs. I had to miss out on a lot when I was sick, but having my wish granted got my mind off the cancer and the treatments I was dealing with,” he said. “While a vacation or a shopping trip may be taken for granted by a healthy person, to a child facing a serious disease, it makes a huge difference in their spirits.”

About Make-A-Wish

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oklahoma, go to www.oklahoma.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish.

Payment for silent auction items can be made by cash, check or credit card. All proceeds go to Make-A-Wish.