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The Martensdale-St Mary's community showed their support for a student waging a battle with cancer. At the girls’ basketball game on Friday students and community members lined up to get their heads shaved and make a donation to Cody Olson.

The senior was diagnosed with testicular cancer in the fall and is now going through chemotherapy.

His football coach helped organize the event to help Cody and his family with bills.

He says the big turnout is a testament to the entire community.

“To do something and actually get to see the money go to someone we all care about and the way that this community comes together when we set something like this up, it’s great.” Brent Parrott said.

Other students and staff got their heads shaved at a pep assembly in the afternoon.

The Mayor of Martensdale's had his shaved at half court at half-time of the game.

Cody said he was overwhelmed by all the support by very grateful.