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Oakleigh Elementary Rallies For Breast Cancer Awareness

Students, teachers and parents at the Parkville school will donate hair to cancer charity Locks of Love Friday afternoon.

The Oakleigh Elementary School community is rallying in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

On Friday afternoon, teachers, students and parents at the Parkville school will line up to have their hair cut for the charity Locks of Love.

The event is being organized by third-grade teacher Corri Brown, who is among the four teachers that will have 10 inches or more of their hair cut off by stylists from Fine Line Hair Design in Cockeysville.

Locks of Love, a charity that donates wigs to children suffering from medical hair loss, requires donors to give at least 10 inches of hair.

Brown, who has given hair to the charity before, said that she brought the event to Oakleigh Elementary to teach students that there are many ways to give to those in need.

"I thought it was important to show them that we can give without just having to give money," she said.

Teachers Kristin Royce, Helene Grovs and Brittany Connelly will join Brown for the event, along with three students and four family members.

Oakleigh Elementary assistant principal Amy Malinowski said she was glad Brown chose to bring Locks of Love to the school.

"She presented it to the principal and myself and we thought it was a great idea in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month," Malinowski said. "I have a friend who just went through her last treatment [for breast cancer] so I thought it was a definite 'yes'."

Members of the community are invited to join in and give to the charity alongside Oakleigh Friday at 3:30 p.m., but need to contact Corri Brown in advance. She can be reached at cbrown15@bcps.org.

Mark October 24, 2012 at 11:47 AM
"Rallies" is the correct conjugation.
number9dream October 24, 2012 at 01:44 PM
When is Anheuser-Busch going to sponsor "Cirrhosis of the Liver" awareness?
Emily October 24, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Mrs. Royce I will donate $100 to Locks of Love if you get a bowl cut.

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