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Wearing Hats Raises Money for Cancer Research at Washington School

Washington School for Comprehensive Literacy recently celebrated spirit week with the student council rounding off the week's events with a "Hats on Day."

This event was founded in 1995 by four sixth graders in St. Louis after a classmate was diagnosed with cancer and after treatments had to wear a hat to cover his head due to the loss of his hair. To show their support the school in St. Louis hosted a Hats on Day. The event is designed to create awareness about children undergoing chemotherapy and related issues like hair loss and illness.

Hats on Day has grown and is spreading to benefit local charities in other communities across the country. The funds raised are used to make these young people more comfortable as they deal with their disease. The students at Washington were encouraged to wear a hat if they brought a dollar to donate to the cause. The student then received a sticker that said they supported Hats on Day.

A total of $265.66 was raised.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 24, 2009