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Students Cut Their Hair for a Good Cause

The event was just one of many this month for the Kick-It program.

By the end of the day on Friday, about 60 students at were going to be sporting new haircuts for a good cause.

The students were taking part in “Kuttin’ It for Kick-It,” shaving their heads for cancer awareness and cutting off ponytails to donate to Locks of Love.

Kick-It is a national organization that helps raise money for pediatric, adolescent and young adult cancer research, according to its website.

The middle school has been taking part for the past three years, said physical education teacher Maria Ganim Schneider. All throughout the month of May, the students raise money through a variety of fundraisers, like dress down days, car washes, lemonade sales and parties, and on the last day of school, students will take part in a kickball tournament.

The first year, they collected about $20,000. Last year, it was about $25,000.

This year, students are hoping to raise another $25,000, Schneider said. Each year, a different teacher has offered to shave his or her head if the students reach their goal. This year, the students are getting to take part, too.

A variety of local hair stylists and barbers volunteered their time and services on Friday, including people from Carlo’s Barber Shop, , New Heights in Hair, , , Lee Marie Salon and Parkway Barber & Styling.

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