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Spokane Teacher Goes Pink After Losing Bet with Students

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    A teacher in Washington state took his support of breast cancer awareness month to a whole new level when he challenged his students to sell 45 pounds of candy for the school's fall festival. The students ended up topping the goal by one pound and in exchange, Robbie Robinson agreed to dye his hair and his eyebrows pink. (Published Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013)

    One Spokane, Wash., teacher who wanted to motivate his students to donate candy to the school's annual Trick-or-Treating event made an unusual bet to encourage participation.

    The wager? David Robinson, who goes by Robbie, would dye his hair and beard bright pink for breast cancer awareness if his East Valley High School students could donate at least 45  pounds of candy.

    Students in Robinson's class managed to collect 46 pounds, prompting the teacher to uphold his side of the bargain and "Go Pink," according to KHQ.

    Robinson debuted his pink hair in school on Oct. 21 and plans to keep the neon 'do until the end of the week.

    For Robinson, whose mother died from cancer, the pink hair is more than just the byproduct of a lost bet.

    "I though to myself, holy cow, I've never done anything for that cause,” Robinson told KREM.