Coloniale students and Staff raising money for children with life-threatening diseases
An elementary school in Beaumont is doing its part to help children with cancer or life-threatening diseases.
This will be the fourth year Coloniale Estates School is taking part in the Hair Massacure where students, staff, and volunteers in the community shave their heads in support of the Terry Fox Profyle which grants wishes to kids suffering from cancer or a life-threatening illness.
Christina Pascuzzo is a learning support teacher at the school and lead organizer and she tells The One News their fundraiser is largely led by a group of boys who give their time for this cause.
"We have a core group of boys that have been running this for the second year now, and they do everything, they do all the advertising at the school, they put together the slideshow to let everyone know about it, they sell paper Kali bears at lunch hours, they give up their lunch hours for two and a half weeks to sell these bears to raise money and they also are raising money on their own fundraising pages and shaving their heads" says Pascuzzo.
Pascuzzo says the event has been led largely by students Riley O'Connor, Roman Hoover, Jackson Lin, Marek Horvat, Chase Hein, and Matthew Dzik.
The Coloniale Hair Massacure takes place this afternoon from 1-2pm at the school gym.
They're hoping to raise at least $9000 this year.
Over the past three years, almost $15,000 has been raised for this cause.
For more information on this year's event just visit https://www.facebook.com/events/733081463758394/.
You can find out more about the Hair Masscure at https://hairmassacure.com/. (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)