Oak Bay High students shatter 2011 Cops for Cancer goal

With a week to go after last Thursday's head-shaving and face-pieing event, the school was already ahead of its fundraising goal

Sandy Coupe studies Oak Bay High’s Cops for Cancer silent auction tables outside the Pharmasave on Oak Bay Avenue on Saturday. The auction

Sandy Coupe studies Oak Bay High’s Cops for Cancer silent auction tables outside the Pharmasave on Oak Bay Avenue on Saturday. The auction

They hit their $20,000 fundraising goal about halfway through the head shave event Thursday. From here on, any money brought in for Oak Bay High’s Cops for Cancer campaign will leave that number in the dust.

After last week’s massive day of leg waxes, pies-in-the-face and head shaves in the school gym, the total sat at about $23,000.

“($20,000 was) our big goal, and high student involvement. We’re so happy with that (to have had both),” said school accounts clerk Pam Carbery, who’s been helping the students out with the 2011 campaign.

Kids from Grade 9 through 12 have been  doing whatever they can to help out with the campaign, Carbery said.

Events such as the eight-hour relay, bottle drives and other canvassing efforts attracted  numerous students. “It’s been a really good community event for them, like a big family getting together,” Carbery said.

One student made up Cops for Cancer bracelets to sell, while another arranged to set up a dunk tank as a fundraiser.

The result of the school’s campaign will be revealed Thursday (Oct. 6) at a little before 10 a.m., when riders from the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock roll into the school gym.

Donations will be accepted at the school office today and the public is welcome to attend the Thursday ceremonies.

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