Supt. Del Burns is willing to stick out his neck, or at least his hair, for a good cause.
Burns is one of the people who has agreed to have his hair shaved off Saturday to help raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. The organization raises money to help children who are afflicted with childhood cancer.
"Kristi Winters Walker recently passed away after struggling valiantly with breast cancer," Burns says in his online donation request. "She is the same age as my oldest daughter and in many ways resembles both of my girls. In honor of her life and as a gesture of support for WCPSS students fighting cancer, I am shaving my head."
His goal is to raise $3,000. He's got $985 so far.
Some of his donors should be familiar names. They include Michael Evans, Wake's chief communications officer; Donna Hargens, Wake's chief academic officer; Harvey Schmitt, president of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce; Marvin Connelly, asst. supt. for student support services; Nancy McFarlane, a Raleigh City Councilwoman; and Kathryn Chontos, area supt. for Western Wake.
Click here to find out how to donate.