HORSHAM College students and teachers will form one of the biggest teams at the Horsham and District Relay for Life next week.
Almost 70 students will join in the event, which raises money for cancer research, supports those battling the disease and remembers those who have died.
School relay co-ordinator Emily Friedrichsen said the team had split into six sub-teams to create competition throughout the school.
She said students were involved for different reasons.
Year eight students Grace Christian and Liz Brooks are both participating in Relay for Life in memory of a loved one.
They both joined in the event for the first time in year six.
Grace lost her mother to cancer, while Liz's grandmother died of the disease.
Grace said her dad and her nan might also join her at the relay.
The girls said they would light candles in memory of their loved ones at the event.
Ms Friedrichsen said students had also come up with different ways to raise money for the event.
Year nine student Ryan Morrow will have his legs waxed in front of the entire school.
Ryan, 15, said if the school raised $500 by the day of the relay he would allow a professional to wax his legs.
His classmates and friends Jeremy Hernon, 15, and Patrick Laffy, 14, will have their heads shaved at the same time.
Patrick said he and Jeremy would raffle off the chance to shave their heads.
Jeremy said they were nervous about their elder siblings' reactions.
Jeremy's older brother Sam and Patrick's older sister Hannah will do a debutante ball together in a few weeks.
Patrick said his sister did not know about the head-shaving yet.
"I don't think my sister will take it well,'' he said.
Ryan said he was not nervous about having his legs waxed.
"I suppose it's a bit daring but it's nothing compared with what cancer patients go through,'' he said.
Teacher Will Heir will wax his eyebrows to help raise money.
If students raise $10,000 by lunchtime Friday next week, Ms Friedrichsen will allow them to cut her long blonde hair and shave her head.
She said students studying hair and beauty would do the honours.
Ms Friedrichsen said the school would also sell badges, designed by year 11 student Joseph Malibiran, to promote the event and raise money.
She encouraged people to buy a badge and support the relay.
"I just think it's a great thing and a great way to get involved in the community,'' she said.