Student grow beards for cancer awareness

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Students from one area high school were able to raise more than $2,000 for people who’s loved ones are being treated at the Schiffler Cancer Center at Wheeling Hospital.

Throughout November a group of kids from Wheeling Central High School have been holding a facial hair growing contest. For a donation of $10, they were allowed to “attempt” to grow beards for one month only. 

Other students were able to sponsor a best and worst beard competition. They did it to raise money and awareness for a disease they say has hit close to home, “I was thinking of all the people that have been affected by cancer one way or another. I realized at Central everyone in one way or another has been affected by it because last year we lost a beloved teacher, Mr. Conlin to a form of cancer. We wanted to do something to raise awareness and make a change,” said Wheeling Central student Ian Georges.

Connor Michaels, another Wheeling Central student said,  “We set a goal in the beginning of one thousand dollars and we overpassed that.”

The students were able to raise a total of $2,500 and the money will help support families of those being treated at the Schiffler Cancer Center. 

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