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Ponus Teachers, Kids Shave Heads for Cancer

Ponus Ridge Middle School teachers and kids made a "bald statement" and shaved their heads entirely before a student-faculty basketball game. More than 200 people attended the Friday night game, which was the culmination of a two-week fundraiser for St. Baldrick's Foundation , a charity dedicated to research on childhood cancer.

Although the entire school participated in fundraising, a select few — eight teachers and five students — showed their dedication to the cause by going the extra hairless mile.

Ponus science teacher James Lynch's nephew, Owen Lynch, died in October from Rhabdomysarcoma, a rare form of childhood cancer. "This was a way to honor his memory," says Lynch, who spearheaded the fundraiser. The school community raised more than $5,000, surpassing its goal. "For two weeks, everybody got involved raising funds — the students, families and staff," says Lynch.  "It was a grassroots effort."

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