Teacher Ryan Hanley is raising funds for Cops for Cancer through an event he calls “Operation Sasquatch.”

Teacher Ryan Hanley is raising funds for Cops for Cancer through an event he calls “Operation Sasquatch.”

Operation Sasquatch runs wild at Lake City secondary

After two years in the growing stage, “Operation Sasquatch” is afoot at Lakecity Secondary School.

After two years in the growing stage, “Operation Sasquatch” is afoot at Lakecity Secondary School.

Teacher Ryan Hanley has been growing his hair, and by challenge, his beard for two years after being inspired to do so by teacher Loyd Csizmadia to grow his own hair as a Cops for Cancer fundraiser and to then have it cut to make into a wig for a cancer patient who has lost their own hair during treatment.

Hanley, the Grade 8-9 English, Social Studies, year book and leadership teacher, has initiated a fun fundraising challenge that will run Nov. 16 to Dec. 4 between the two LCSS campuses.

He is challenging all students to donate or raise $2 each for Cops for Cancer with the hopeful goal of raising $2,500 for the cause. He will have his hair cut at the campus that raises the most money for the cause.

If the Columneetza campus raises the most money the cutting will be at the Columneetza campus on Tuesday, Dec. 8. If the Williams Lake campus raises the most money the event will be on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at the WL campus.

The individual class that raises the most money will vote on whether Hanley will be shaved bald (beard and all) or whether he will get to keep some little bits of hair that are left on his head after the cutting and his beard until Christmas.