When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Debbie Ocker knew she had more to teach than geometry.
In just 365 days, the students, parents and teachers of the Putnam City School District gathered more than $110,000 for cancer research at OMRF. Since 1975, the school district has worked with OMRF to pay for cancer research, including funding the Putnam City Schools Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research, held by Linda Thompson, Ph.D. “What […]
Putnam City School students learn early that giving to OMRF’s cancer research efforts is a good thing.
For 33 years, the students, parents and teachers of the Putnam City School District have made cancer Public Enemy No. 1. If there’s a way to raise money, Putnam City has done it; from carnivals to bake sales to door-to-door fund drives. This year, the schools have added another weapon to the arsenal—a 5-kilometer run/walk. […]
Science education doesn’t get much more “real world” than a day at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. That was the experience of 33 elementary, middle and high school students from Putnam City Schools during OMRF’s annual Junior Scientist Day. Outfitted with goggles and lab coats, the science-minded students spent time Friday and Monday working with […]