Fresno principal shaves head after students raise money for cancer fight

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Many adults say kids are the reason for their hair loss, but one local principal sees that as a good thing.

Rio Vista Middle School Principal Joe Bracamonte had his head shaved in front of the students after they raised nearly $1,900 through "Pennies for Patients" for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He made a deal with the kids: If they reached $1,100 during the three-week period, he'd cut his locks. The students surpassed that goal by a landslide, and on Friday he made good on his promise.

"This is amazing. It's just neat to see kids come together and do this, and to learn how to help other people," said Bracamonte. "I'm really excited and really proud of all the hard work the kids put in -- especially the two students that got to do the shaving."

The two students who brought in the most money -- Kaia and Timmy -- even got to work the clippers. Timmy brought in $85, while Kaia raised $500 on her own.

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