Cammie Holt needs a last-minute push.
The seventh grader is selling T-shirts to help Williams Middle School teacher Amy Putnam as she battles breast cancer, and sales are falling short with just a couple of days left to go.
Holt designed the shirt through Booster.com, an online company that sells customized items to raise money for charities, events, etc. The T-shirt she made for Putnam is hot pink with a logo on its front that reads “Fight for Amy Putnam” with the “i” in “Fight” replaced with a light pink ribbon, the symbol for breast cancer awareness. On the back is a larger version of the same ribbon sprouting angel wings.
The shirts cost $20 each.
“All funds raised will be paid directly to Amy Putnam,” the website says.
Holt found out about Booster.com when her mother, Candace Holt, saw a commercial for it on television.
“I wanted to do a fund-raiser since I found out she had breast cancer,” Holt said, “but I didn’t know how until my mama told me about the website.”
Cammie Holt was in Putnam’s class last year at Williams Middle School.
“She was always a sweet teacher,” she said. “She would let us play fun games. She taught social studies really well.”
The shirts went on sale April 1, and the sale ends Friday, May 2. As of Wednesday, 27 shirts had been sold.
Candace Holt said when the sale ends, shirts that have been purchased will be shipped to the Holts, who will distribute them. She said Booster.com told them to expect to receive the shirts May 16.