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Starting a 'pink revolution'

Local school, Southbridge hairdresser team up for breast cancer awareness

Woodstock Middle School’s “Girl Power Group” sports pink hair for breast cancer awareness last week. Lisa Bodreau, of Finally Lisa’s Hair Salon, in Southbridge, did the hair extension work. (click for larger version)
January 27, 2011
WOODSTOCK, Conn. — More than $350 was raised Thursday, Jan. 20, in the Woodstock Middle School cafeteria during a fundraiser to generate funds for the second annual breast cancer awareness campaign "Pink Revolution," spearheaded by girls' empowerment running team "Girl Power Group" coach Sue McDowell.

Money was raised by having the girls of the group pay $10 for a pink hair extension to be put in their hair.

"Doing this event not only raises breast cancer awareness with the girls, having them all sporting the pink extensions is a great team building experience as well," McDowell said.

According to McDowell, the "Girl Power Group" at WMS is for fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls on the team.

"We take part in self-esteem building activities and train to run the 'Jog with Judy Race' in the spring on April 30," she said.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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