Be Bald, Be Bold! at Powell County High School

Be Bald PosterThe College For Every Student, or CFES, Leadership Club and GEAR UP students at Powell County High School are sponsoring a Be Bold, Be Bald! day on October 15th to support those affected by cancer. Be Bold, Be Bald! is a national fundraising event held each year on the third Friday of October. Powell County students will not be in school that Friday, so they have opted to hold the event on Thursday, October 15.

Since the organization’s foundation in 2009, Be Bold, Be Bald! has raised close to three-quarters of a million dollars to support over 40 cancer organizations across the country. Participants go bald by boldly wearing a bald cap to honor and show solidarity with individuals bravely fighting cancer.

The students at Powell County High School decided to create their own poster to make the project more local and personal.  Rachel Lynch, a GEAR UP junior at Powell County High School, was chosen to model. Rachel decorated her bald cap in support of her mother who recently finished her last breast cancer treatment.

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