McKinney Boyd Goes Bald for Cancer Research

The Boyd Broncos are fighting back after a student dies from cancer

By Catherine Ross
|  Friday, Apr 20, 2012  |  Updated 6:03 PM CDT
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One buzz cut at a time, McKinney Boyd High School went bald in memory of Juan Rodriguez, a fellow student who lost his battle with cancer. The money raised Friday will support the schools relay for life team.

Catherine Ross, Collin County Reporter

One buzz cut at a time, McKinney Boyd High School went bald in memory of Juan Rodriguez, a fellow student who lost his battle with cancer. The money raised Friday will support the schools relay for life team.

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Students and staff at McKinney Boyd High School are going bald to raise money for cancer research.

“It’s nothing to shave your head to help people,” said Boyd teacher and coach Eric Wilson, who participated in honor of his great aunt and uncle.

Junior Rafael Serrano, who has sat underneath the clippers twice before, agrees.

“It’s in no comparison or anywhere close to what the people going through the disease are going through,” he said, adding that he feels raising money is the least he can do.

The funds raised support Boyd’s Relay for Life donation to the American Cancer Society.

“We’ve raised thousands and thousands of dollars,” said Boyd school nurse Valerie Wright, who led the relay team for years before being diagnosed with cancer herself last year.

“All of us are touched by cancer in one way or another,” she said.

Perhaps the most emotional moment of the day was when Berta Rodriguez took the stage in memory of her son, Juan Daniel Moreno Rodriguez, who attended Boyd and died in March after a battle with cancer.

Rodriguez said by shaving her head she is remembering her son and is honored to do her part.

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