Teacher shaves head to support the fight against breast cancer
Nov 30, 2011
John Quirus is a sixth grade teacher in Pennsylvania, is on a mission to promote charity by showing his students how to contribute to the fight against breast cancer, according to Montgomery News.
Quirus' class raised $178, and as an award for his students helping donate to a good cause, he allowed them to shave his head, according to the media outlet.
"If you combine your couple dollars with a lot of other people's couple dollars, it can really add up and maybe help others or a cause you believe in," Quirus told the news source. "Also, I sold chances to the students, staff and even some parents for an opportunity to shave my head in front of the other students. Who wouldn't want a chance to shave their teacher's head?"
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will eventually be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during her lifetime. It is recommended that women should start scheduling annual mammograms at the age of 40 to possibly detect early stages of the cancer.