A teacher dyes his hair pink and the nation takes notice. David Robinson didn't just dye his hair pink, though, as he also took it to his beard and eyebrows as well. Good Morning America reported on the story out of Spokane Valley, Wash., on Thursday (Oct. 24), giving it some very deserved attention.
Local news affiliates have been reporting on this story for about a week and how could they not. The 62-year-old social studies teacher was challenged by his students when it came to collecting candy for a fall festival taking place at the school. As part of the ongoing recognition of national breast cancer awareness month, an idea was sparked about how they could really get involved in it.
The students suggested that if they were able to collect 20 pounds of candy that Robinson would then have to dye his hair pink. He countered with an agreement stating that he would definitely do it if the students could collect at least 45 pounds total. That was initiative enough for the students and they reached their goal.
The following Monday (Oct. 21), Robinson showed up sporting a very new look. He said that he didn't just do it because of the deal, but also because his mother died of Hodgkin's lymphoma three decades ago. The students were pretty shocked at how bright his head and beard was and everyone had a good time with it while spreading a message during a very important month.
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