Teacher goes pink when students donate candy

Oct. 24, 2013 at 5:10 PM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A Washington state teacher made good on his promise to dye his hair and beard pink when his students donated 45 pounds of candy for a fall festival.

David Robinson, a teacher at East Valley High School in Spokane Valley, told his students he would keep his hair and beard pink for one week in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month if they raised the candy for the school's fall festival, which hosts trick-or-treating for local children, KREM-TV, Spokane, reported Thursday.

Robinson said his student surpassed the goal, raising 51 pounds of candy, and he showed up for work Monday with his hair and beard dyed pink.

The teacher said he was glad to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

"My mother died of Hodgkin's-Lymphoma when I was 34 years of age, and it was one of those things I thought to myself, 'Holy cow. I've never done anything for that cause,'" Robinson said.

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