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Rock Canyon High School breaks records during Make-A-Wish Week

HIGHLANDS RANCH – A week of events sponsored by Rock Canyon High School’s student council collected more than $44,000—enough money to grant the wishes of nine children who are fighting life-threatening illnesses.

Make-A-Wish Week was from February 19-23. The students participated in back-to-back fundraisers, from “Dish-for-a-Wish” at Buffalo Wild Wings to special theme days at the school. The week culminated with a big assembly on February 24, when the week’s grand total was announced.

In the past three years, Rock Canyon has raised more than $100,000 and granted 18 wishes. Last year the school broke the national Kids for Wish Kids fund-raising record by collecting $41,271. This year they broke that record, collecting $44,483.

The following are the nine wishes granted this year:

Natalie, age 5, Leukemia
Disney World

Madelyn, age 4, Neuroblastoma
Disney World

James, age 13, Osteosarcoma
Royal Caribbean Cruise

Mark, age 15, Cystic Fibrosis

Cameron, age 3, Neuroblastoma
Disney World

Danny, age 13, Sarcoma
Disney World

Orion, age 15, Leukemia

Alan, age 7, Cystic Fibrosis
Shopping Spree

Julian, age 13, Batten’s Disease
Disney World

More information about Make-A-Wish is available at

October 14, 2013 | By Anonymous | Category:

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