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Kids give cash, get a 'stache to benefit cancer charity
By ANA VENEGAS



NEWPORT BEACH – Students at Newport Coast Elementary School in Newport Beach sprouted beards and moustaches Friday in the name of charity. The facial hair was drawn by the all-male sixth-grade teachers, all with the goal of raising funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation during his month's "Movember" men's cancer awareness campaign.

Prostate cancer became a reality for 37-year-old sixth grade teacher Nathan Gibbs when he had a cancer scare three years ago. A biopsy finally showed Gibbs clear of the disease, but around the same time, Nick Hanson, the husband of the school's office manager lost his life to prostate cancer.

"It was a way to get through a scary time," said Gibbs, who started the moustache fundraiser during that stressful time. Gibbs found the project easy to execute.

"Kids love to draw on things," he said.

This year, the face drawing pulled together a total of $1,657 dollars in donations. Kids donated $1 for a fake moustache and $5 for a beard. The money will be donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation in Nick Hanson's name.






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