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, 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.
A total of 18 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. They raised over 4,500 dollars and are donating 1,100 dollars of that to help CHHS physical education teacher Megan Butler, who was diagnosed in January with breast cancer and starts chemotherapy this week.
The assembly and campaign became even more personal and important to students and staff at CHHS after learning a beloved English teacher at the school died unexpectedly over the weekend due to complications from a rare form of cancer.