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Templeton students take part in Pony Up event to benefit cancer patients

Posted at 3:33 PM, Oct 04, 2019

Some students at Templeton High School are showing their support for those fighting cancer.

Stylists from "Great Clips" and "The 9's" were on hand at the school Friday during lunch to cut the hair of five students wanting to donate at least eight inches of hair during the Pony Up event.

The hair will be used to make wigs for children undergoing cancer treatments.

"We do these things to show our support for those facing cancer and its effects and we do it as a reminder to ourselves," said Mazie Jo Wilson, the school's spirit commissioner. "Every time we see someone on campus wearing a pink shirt it reminds us to love others, that life is precious and to be there for others regardless of the challenges they are facing."

It's Cancer Awareness Month at the school. Other activities include students wearing pink on Wednesdays and fall athletes wearing the color during warmup or around campus.