Thompson Middle School eighth-grader Molly McBean hopes a cure for cancer will be found in the near future and has planned an event this Friday in an effort to give a boost to the search for a cure.
Molly’s Pink Hair for Hope event is scheduled from 3:20 until 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Thompson Middle School, according to a release from St. Charles Community Unit School District 303. Participants will meet with a representative of Suzanne Denee Salon and Day Spa who will apply pink hair extensions to anybody who contributes a $10 donation to the fight against breast cancer.
“Unfortunately, cancer has struck again in my life — too close,” said Molly. “Recently my godmother was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. A big part of my life has been affected by cancer; my grandma and grandpa, my father and uncles, my sister, and a few close friends.”
Her determination to do something to help has earned her respect.
“It is truly exciting to see one of our students lead an effort like this. It shows the courage and initiative that Thompson students have when taking on an important cause,” said Thompson Principal Tim Loversky.
Molly hopes that many students can come to the fundraiser and show support of the fight against cancer during the month of October. “I can't wait to see all the pink hair,” she said.