Monday, March 19, 2012

The Lemonade Club

While preparing for our author visit by Patricia Polacco in April, I came across The Lemonade Club. Given that one of our fifth grade teachers, one of his students, and our principal are shaving their heads for St. Baldrick's, it was the perfect book to read to my class. It's about a fifth grade girl with leukemia and a class that keeps her spirit up by shaving their own heads! In an interesting twist, their teacher also has cancer - breast cancer. It's a great lesson that...
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If you'd like to get involved, pledge your hair to St. Baldrick's, donate your hair to Locks of Love, or get involved in one of the many cancer society charities such as Alex's Lemonade Stand (childhood cancers). I have donated my hair twice - 12 and 10 inches - in honor of my younger sister Melissa. She had colon cancer at the age of 16 and is now almost 28 years old. It's one way of feeling less powerless.

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