Thursday, May 16, 2013

Leucan Shaved Head Challenge

Hello Families,

In a few short weeks students here at DES will be participating in the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge. Organized for the fourth consecutive year by cycle two teacher Marie-Michele Fradet, twelve brave students have come forward to raise money for this worthy cause.
Three students from grade six are participating this year. Above you can see Jeremy, Sam, and Kevin, all of whom are excited and motivated to raise as much money as they can to help children battling this cancer. If you would like to support their effort, you can click on this link.

As well, to encourage the class to participate, I will be placing a small piggy-bank on my desk to which students can contribute small change in support of the effort.

The above advertisement brings home the message that this gesture can be very powerful as a show of support for children with cancer.

As some of you may know, Sam is my son. As a parent I had reservations about letting him participate, namely the fear that he would burn his little coconut outside this summer. Last night I ruffled his head and said how I was going to miss those curls.

He looked at me with the kind of withering look twelve-year-olds are so good at and responded, "Mom, some parents miss a lot more than that."

Well said. Congratulations to the participants on their selfless gesture, and good luck with the fundraising.

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