D.W. Poppy Secondary teacher Kyle Barry was one of the people subjected to a head shaving June 13 in a fund-raiser for the Canadian Cancer Society.
It was the culmination of a series of events that started in November with a male leg shaving event. Boys and girls of all ages have signed up for hair cuts and shaves, and teachers and administrators joined in.
Poppy’s student government team has also been collecting donations in the classrooms.
All money raised goes to the Cancer Society while hair that meets requirements is sent to the Havana Technical Hair Design Studio in Vancouver to be made into wigs for cancer patients.
“It makes very proud to see Poppy students come out and do something as bold as shaving their heads for cancer research,” said fundraising coordinator Emily Cannon, a grade 12 graduate at Poppy.