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