- POSTED: 11 Jun 2014 22:15
- UPDATED: 11 Jun 2014 23:24
For the sixth year in a row, St Joseph's Institution International School is participating in Hair For Hope to raise awareness about cancer.
SINGAPORE: For the sixth year in a row, St Joseph's Institution International School is participating in Hair For Hope to raise awareness about cancer.
A total of 160 students -- including eight teachers and seven girls -- came forward to shave their heads on Wednesday. This is the most number of participants the school has seen so far.
Another event, Beautiful Lengths took place at the same time -- where 24 students and a teacher cut off eight inches of their hair. Their hair will be sent to American Cancer Society to make wigs for cancer patients.
Bradley Roberts, the high school principal of SJI International, said: "It's being willing to sort of walk the talk, as well as to support our students in something that is a very worthwhile charity."
Verena Schanenberger, a student who got her head shaved, said: "At first I was like very afraid, actually it's not that bad once you get it over with... Last year, one of my friends passed away because of cancer, so I wanted to do it in honour of him."