It all started with a wager.

Shorecrest Prep sophomore Jordan Jacobson and Headmaster Mike Murphy challenged each other to come up with an idea to raise money for a student battling cancer.

"I really didn’t know what to do," said Jacobson. "And I felt pretty helpless which is why I decided to go through with the idea."

In support of Jordan's friend Olivia Rovion, who is dealing with Hodgkin's lymphoma, the challenge ultimately led to the idea of shaving heads for charity.

"When he (Jordan) told me he wanted to shave his head my first thought was like, 'Why would you do that?' " Rovion said. "You don’t need to do that."

In two weeks, the campaign raised more than $22,000 to donate to the American Cancer Society. The school also will host its Relay for Life and Survivor Walk on May 2.

"Jordan isn’t doing this just for service," Murphy said. "He’s doing this because he cares."

Murphy said the campaign not only raised awareness but also showed Olivia she is not dealing with her disease alone.

"It’s not just for me," Rovion said. "It’s for everyone with cancer. I just happen to be the impetus to do it. I want it to be about everyone else who is going through what I’m going through and worse."