Published on Friday, April 17 2015 08:23
Principal James Heath stood with his head through a cardboard cutout as a student ambled toward him with a pie in hand. With one turn of the wrist, the Pioneer High administrator was covered in coconut cream pie, while students and staff cheered on.
Six other staff members at Pioneer High School also had students flinging pies at them on Monday to end a month-long cystic fibrosis fundraiser. The Diamondbacks raised more than $650 for the cause through a combination of campus fundraisers in memory of a former classmate.
Sharyland student Israel Sanchez lost his battle with cystic fibrosis in 2011. CF is a genetic disease that attacks the lungs and digestive system. Carriers have a defective gene that produces thicker than usual mucus, causing clogs and infections.
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