East Valley teacher goes pink following bet with students




Posted on October 22, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 22 at 6:40 PM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.-- An East Valley High School teacher took Go Pink theme of October to a new extreme. David Robinson dyed his hair and beard bright pink when he lost a bet with students.

Robinson arrived at school Monday sporting his newly pink hair. Robinson agreed to keep the pink for one week in support of Breast Cancer Month.

The Go Pink bet began with the EVHS students donating candy for their fall festival. The festival hosts trick-or-treating for local kids.
The event gives kids a safe environment inside the school to trick or treat.
“A lot of parents now are concerned about having their children out after dark in neighborhoods,” said Robinson.

Robinson promised to dye his hair pink if his class could collectively donate 45 pounds of candy.

“Someone said, Mr. Robbi would you consider if we got 20 pounds of candy for the candy drive, doing you beard pink for breast cancer awareness,” said Robinson.

He said his class had brought in 51 pounds of candy as of Monday.

The pink beard means more to Robinson than just a colored beard. He said it is his recognition of breast cancer awareness month.

“My mother died of Hodgkin’s-Lymphoma when I was 34 years of age, and it was one of those things I though to myself, holy cow, I've never done anything for that cause,” said Robinson.

The fall festival is at East Valley High School on Wednesday, October 30. The event starts at 6:00 p.m.