Hallsville High School fashion class donates chemo caps to cancer center
POSTED: Monday, February 4, 2013 - 12:33pm
UPDATED: Monday, February 4, 2013 - 12:44pm
Longview, TX — Students from the Fashion Design Class at Hallsville High School got a chance to share their work with the community this past Friday when they donated chemo caps they had created to the Texas Oncology- Longview Cancer Center.
“We try to do a couple of projects each year that benefit others, rather than having the students focus just on creating clothes to wear themselves,” said teacher Roxanne Gipe. “We did dresses for girls in Africa last semester, but this time we wanted to help people a little closer to home.”
They chose chemo caps this semester because the project is easy to complete and because almost everyone has a friend or relative who has battled cancer at some point, she said. They delivered 26 caps in different sizes, colors and patterns.
Alia Gates, a senior at the school, said that she enjoys the class and got a special pleasure out of working on the chemo caps.
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