WEST JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) – Several students, teachers, and community members jumped in to support cancer awareness by having their heads shaved Monday afternoon.
A press release issued by Sandy Riesgraf, Director of Communications, Jordan School District, said after hearing the story of a teacher who lost a loved one to brain cancer and about the teacher’s campaign to find a cure, the students at Copper Hills High School decided to find a way to help.
“Members of the National Honor Society started a fundraising campaign called ‘GrizzliesAgainstCancer’ hoping to raise several thousand dollars for St. Baldrick’s, a nationwide non-profit that funds research to find cures for children with cancer,” said Riesgraf.
“Teachers, parents, students and community members agreed to have their heads shaved in front of the entire student body if “GrizzliesAgainstCancer” reached or exceeded their fundraising goal, which they did.”
During an assembly on Monday, more than a dozen volunteers went through with their commitment and had their heads shaved.