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.

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.