Heads Shaved at Copper Hills High After Students Exceed Fundraising Goal to Help Fund Childhood Cancer Research

A woman showing off how much hair she is donating to charity after having her head shaved for a good cause. 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.

Students and teachers having their heads shaved for charity. 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.

People posing for a picture after having their heads shaved for charity. 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.

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