Bright hair for a bright cause

Students hit their Terry Fox fundraising goal and teachers had to live up to their end of the bargain - come to school with pink hair.

Teachers at Isabella Dicken Elementary came to school with pink hair on Friday.

Teachers at Isabella Dicken Elementary came to school with pink hair on Friday.

After a successful Terry Fox run and pancake breakfast September 14, students at Isabella Dicken Elementary and Fernie Secondary raised a whopping $5,445.

In an effort to raise the fundraising bar, teachers at Isabella Dicken had challenged students to raise over $5,000 this year. If the goal was met, teachers would come to school for a day with pink hair. Taking the challenge to the next step, while the annual pancake breakfast is generally free, everyone was asked to donate $2. The money would help cover the cost of food, with the remaining amount going towards cancer research.

With a fantastic turnout of students and parents from both schools, along with the additional pancake breakfast funds, the day was a success in surpassing the original goal.

Keeping to their promise, Isabella Dicken teachers came to school on Friday happily sporting bright pink hair.