KINGWOOD, Texas -

A pep rally at Kingwood High School on Friday was supposed to kickoff the Humble Independent School District rodeo, but students and teachers decided to make it a fundraiser for an employee in need.

Longtime employee Jane Murray was recently diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer, and the students and teachers raise money to help her.

Students paid for the right to shave the heads of several teachers.

They raised $9,000 to help pay for Murray's medical bills.