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October is National Breast Cancer Awarness Month: See What one Local Elementary Student is Doing to Help Out the Cause

October is breast cancer awareness month and an elemntary school student from Wisconsin Rapids is really doing her part to fight the disease.

After seeing many teacher in her school battle reast cancer, Celia Nalbach says she wanted to raise funds to help in the fight. So she decided to start a fundraiser with a goal of $1000. The catch, if she reached that goal, little Celia would shave her head. She continued to say that the reason behind shaving her head is to know what it would be like for breast cancer survivors because they typically loose their hair due to treatment.

The inital goal of $1000 was quickly met, so teacher decided to help out. For every $500 additionally raised, one teacher would shave their head.

Every morning before school, Celia stands in from of the building with buckets collecting money from students. With the help from her mom, they count the money and update the poster in the hall.

According to her teacher, the class is really ralling around her leadership.

Celia not only reached her goal, she surpassed it!

So on October 31st in a school assembly, Celia and 10 other students will be shaving their heads in the hopes of knowing what breast cancer survivors are dealing with.

Susan G. Komen Foundation


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