Half court shave to raise money for cancer research

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 10:18am

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) – Runnels High School student Emily Durnham is fighting cancer, and her classmates have vowed to raised as much money as possible for cancer research until Emily is cured.

The senior high class and basketball team have held several fundraisers that have generated over $4,300 for St. Jude’s cancer research. Last night, the boys and girls basketball team held a special fundraiser. Runnels High School Volleyball Coach Jean Martinez shaved her head at halftime.

All of the fundraising efforts were created and implemented by the students. Last night, they raised an additional $5,400. All of the money is being donated to St. Jude.

The class has several other fundraising projects in the works. We’ll keep up with the students at Runnels High to see what they have planned next.

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