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Green Bay school hosts first St. Baldrick's fundraiser

Staff members at Franklin Middle School in Green Bay shaved their heads to benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation, March 15, 2018. (WLUK)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Staff at a Green Bay school are making a difference for children with cancer.

Franklin Middle School held its first-ever fundraiser for St. Baldrick's.

It involved a special haircut for a few staff members.

The entire school gathered Thursday morning to watch three staff members have their heads shaved.

A few students got to help out.

The school says staff raised more than $2,000 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

One teacher said the organization is close to her heart.

"My mother was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, and I had to experience her cutting off her hair and I thought to support her I would do that and I decided to do it in school so that kids see compassion, that we're a community and that we have to support one another," said teacher, Heather Zelzer.

Students were also challenged to do something kind for another person.

They made signs, wrote letters and colored pictures for those who are affected by cancer.


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