Permanently-pink Philanthropy

A McLeod Elementary school teacher follows through with his pledge to raise funds for cancer by dying his moustache for moevember.

Bill Gridley

Moustaches were out in full force at McLeod elementary last week after an exciting display of moustache commitment.

Bill Gridley, grade two and three teacher, made a pledge earlier this month that if students could raise money for testicular cancer, he would dye his moustache. The colour was picked by the kids most popular choice. “Pink is for breast cancer too so it works out,” said Mr. Gridley, after revealing the colour he was to dye his moustache.

The kids roared with laughter as Rhonda Wall from Janet’s Hair Gallery came on stage and dyed Mr. Gridley’s moustache fuchsia pink.  The kids raised $330 alone and to everyone’s surprise, Mr. Gridley also announced he was going to dye his hair.

“The teachers raised over $220 in less than three hours today kids. I will dye my hair as well, firetruck red,” he said.

Everyone in the gym cheered him on yelling ‘let’s go Gridley, let’s go’.

A combined total of $550 was raised for testicular cancer.

 

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