By TSB Community Contributor
The topic was hair during lunch time on Friday, April 5, as McKinney Boyd High School celebrated its 7th Relay for Life “Locks for Life” fundraising event. Boyd coaches, teachers, administrators and students demonstrated that they care about victims of cancer by shaving their heads or donating their hair during the school lunch periods.
The emcee for the event was Assistant Principal Thom Wales, who encouraged Bronco students to stop and consider those whose lives have been affected by cancer. A visit by former Boyd High School nurse Valerie Wright, who is a cancer survivor, was an inspiration to the students. Wright is passionate about fighting cancer, actively sharing her story as she reminds all who will listen that cancer knows no boundaries.
Employees of Great Clips 380 at Town Crossing, 2050 W. University Dr., donated their time, talent and equipment for the event. A total of 38 students and staff members shaved their heads or cut their hair to donate their locks, making a visible statement of support for those they know and love who have battled, or are battling, the disease. In doing so, Boyd raised $1,594.81 on Friday.
Boyd will continue to raise funds for Relay for Life by selling flower pens and “In memory of” or “In Honor of” signs to hang in the main hallways at Boyd. The funds were collected for the school MBHS Believers 2013 Team, which will participate in the Relay for Life. The McKinney Relay for Life event is on April 26th-27th at the Ballfields at Craig Ranch.
Top Photo: MBHS girls soccer coach Michele Estes (R) donated her locks in honor of former Boyd school nurse Valerie Wright (L).
Right: Estes shows off her locks that she donated for “Locks for Life”.
Photos courtesty of Jennifer Santos.