On February 26th, eleven teachers at Southern Lehigh High School in Pennsylvania agreed to go Bald for Bucks in support of their annual Pennies for Patients fundraiser.
The only female participating teacher, Spanish teacher Mrs. Joan Imms-Geiser, shaved her head for $4,000. After the haircut she was greeted by her husband, who presented her with flowers and took a seat in barber’s chair himself, saying, “I’m not letting you do this alone.”
“At this moment, the entire school came together in unity, there was not a dry eye in the crowd. It was this moment, everyone realized why they did what they did,” campaign manager of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Eastern PA Chapter said.
The fundraiser was spearheaded by the juniors of the Pennsylvania high school’s National Honors Society. The group set out to raise a total of $4,000, shattering the previous all-time record and tripling the previous year’s total. As a means to encourage the staff and students to donate, eleven teachers pledged to shave their heads for reaching fundraising milestones. In the end, the students raised $4,450.
All of the proceeds will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, an organization that dedicates its time and energies into fighting blood cancers.
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