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York Co. elementary school teacher shaves head to support student with cancer

Posted at 1:03 PM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-28 13:03:37-05

York County, Va. - Magruder Elementary School teacher Sandi Murawski shaved her head after students and faculty met a very special fundraising goal.

Gracie (Photo: York County Schools)

The school held a fundraiser called "Hats on for Gracie," sponsored by Magruder’s Student Council Association.

Gracie is a Kindergarten student who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and will have to remain in the hospital for six months.

Faculty and staff were able to wear their favorite hat to school for a $1 or more donation.

Mrs. Murawski promised to shave her head on the Morning Show if $500 was raised.

In one day, the school reached and surpassed the goal, raising over $3,000.

Mrs. Murawski had her head shaved on Thursday morning.

The Gracie Fund at the James York Plaza Suntrust is still accepting donations. Checks can be made to "The Gracie Fund."

All money raised will go directly to Gracie's family to help with medical costs.