Photos: Students raise funds for leukemia patient; principal, teacher get heads shaved

Published: Monday, April 15 2013 5:05 p.m. MDT

In support of Connor Boyd, who is battling leukemia, third-grade teacher Kaisa Mortensen of Falcon Ridge Elementary School has her head shaved by Connor Boyd and Angela Bullock in West Jordan, Monday, April 15, 2013.

Ravell Call, Deseret News

WEST JORDAN — Clippers came out for a cause at a school in West Jordan on Monday.

Connor Boyd a second-grader at Falcon Ridge Elementary, is battling leukemia. In an effort to support Connor, all of his classmates decided to participate in a fundraiser for childhood cancer research called "Coins for Connor." Principal Paul Bergera promised students if they met their goal of $2,500, he would allow them to shave his head. Connor's former teacher Kaisa Mortenson also agreed to have her head shaved.

The students collected more than $4,000. Bergera and Mortenson both had their heads shaved to fulfill their promise and show solidarity with Connor.

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