Natomas Cares: Teacher Dyes & Shaves Locks For A Cure

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First Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep High School sophomore adviser Robert Hagarty dyed his hair pink. Then, he shaved it off – all in the name of cancer research.



“As someone who works with kids on a daily basis, I know it is something I would never want any of them to have to face,” said Hagarty.

When NP3 students reached their $1,000 fund-raising goal during the Pennies for Patients drive earlier this year, the teacher dyed his locks. (Students raised $2,400 which was donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.)

A few weeks later Hagarty shaved his hair and beard to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancer research.



When raising money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the teacher set a goal for NP3 to raise $125 within one week. When students surpassed that target by donating $130, Hagarty agreed he would keep his head shaved until April 15.

Hagarty complimented the high schoolers for being generous so soon after NP3 finished the large Pennies for Patients drive.

Hagarty is a part of a 43-member Sactown Baldies team which raised $105,000 during their latest event held at the de Vere’s Irish Pub. Sactown Baldies, he said, encourage people to raise money to cure cancer and to help children affected by cancer.

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