AURORA, Ohio - Aurora High School honors biology teacher Mary Pavicic donated hair to the Wigs for Kids Foundation before running in Cleveland Marathon.
Pavicic also raised nearly $3,000 for the organization and will be honored at the "Wigs for Kids Day at the Zoo" on July 27.
The inspiration behind cutting and donating her hair came from a former student of hers, Annie, after her brave disclosure about severe her hair loss due to a condition known as alopecia areata -- and her desire to help other children and teens with severe hair loss due to medical issues.
Annie, who is 17, also recently won a $50,000 college scholarship as the 1st place winner of the Maltz Museum's "Stop the Hate" essay contest. She wrote about her experience of hateful bullying due to her hair loss when she was younger.