Ten Cochrane High School students and teachers walked away from the school's end of the year barbeque with a new 'do'.

On Wednesday June 8, volunteers shaved, and cut their hair to support Kid's Cancer Care's Shave Your Lid For A Kid.

Grade 10 student Eric Bender, Head shave organizer, says the idea for the event came after he realized how many people are impacted by cancer around him.

"I felt like there was a need to do this," he says. "At the Terry Fox Run at the beginning of the year I realized there's so many kids, teachers and parents involved with the school who have been affected by cancer."

He adds it was easy to find willing volunteers at Cochrane High.

"I was surprised that there were way more girls that wanted to do it than guys, I sent out messages to people and put in on Facebook, we had 10 people shave their heads."

Another student who chopped their hair for a good cause, Grade 12 student Sophie Nicholson explains it was an easy decision to participate.

"I lost a friend in England from cancer when he was about six years old which was hard, my grandad passed away from cancer, my auntie had cancer, and I have another aunt who was just diagnosed," she says. "It's been in my life since the get go, but besides that I think its just really important to raise awareness."

All together the event raised just over $2,500 for Kid's Cancer Care, and the school is still expecting more donations.