Hair-razing fundraiser in Prospect Heights

  • Substitute teacher Jessica Seiler raised $1,500 and had her head shaved at MacArthur Middle School Friday for a friend who has leukemia. The cutting was done by Olivia Brinley of Lady Jane's Haircuts for Men in Palatine. Prospect Heights Elementary District 23 hosted the fundraiser for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

      Substitute teacher Jessica Seiler raised $1,500 and had her head shaved at MacArthur Middle School Friday for a friend who has leukemia. The cutting was done by Olivia Brinley of Lady Jane's Haircuts for Men in Palatine. Prospect Heights Elementary District 23 hosted the fundraiser for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Seventh-grader Alex Jelaca gets a buzz cut from Matthew Crispin of Gentlemen's Row Barber Shop in Des Plaines on Friday at MacArthur Middle School. Prospect Heights Elementary District 23 hosted the fundraiser for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

      Seventh-grader Alex Jelaca gets a buzz cut from Matthew Crispin of Gentlemen's Row Barber Shop in Des Plaines on Friday at MacArthur Middle School. Prospect Heights Elementary District 23 hosted the fundraiser for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 3/24/2017 10:08 PM

Prospect Heights Elementary District 23 held a hair-razing fundraiser Friday at MacArthur Middle School for the St. Baldrick's Foundation fighting pediatric cancer. Male and female students, teachers and administrators from throughout the district participated.

Guys had their heads shaved while the ladies had a choice between shaving their heads or having green extensions braided into their hair.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The staff members of Lady Jane's Haircuts for Men in Palatine donated their time to shave and braid the extensions.

The fundraiser is an especially poignant one for District 23, which has lost students to cancer.

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