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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