Teacher Amanda Fisher may have had 101 reasons to keep her hair but she had one very good reason to chop it off.
Fisher and two high school students, Tamieka Lawson and Kelsey Everett cut a total of 44 inches of hair on Feb. 21. The hair is going to Locks of Love to make wigs for children with cancer.
Fisher started a campaign a few weeks ago to get her students involved in raising money for cancer. She used social media and created YouTube videos of humourous reasons for her to keep her hair.
The ladies had their cuts in front of the student body in the middle of the Liverpool Regional High School lobby.
The haircuts were met with cheers and “aws” from spectators. Chris Hanley, a local stylist, did the hair cutting. The hair must be cut as a ponytail or braid to be donated, leaving each woman with a tiny ponytail left on the back of her head. Hanley however brought all three back to April’s Studio for free haircuts to style their new dos.
While the haircuts were happening, other students collected additional funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. All together $430 was raised for the society.