Community donates hair for cancer patient wigs

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Sayeh Mohammadi, Business Manager

Pantene Beautiful Lengths Hair Donations is taking place on May 29, during lunch on the front lawn in order to provide natural wigs to cancer patients who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy.

Donated hair must be at least eight inches in length and undamaged. Curly hair is acceptable; hair should be freshly washed and dried without any styling products.  Hair may be colored with vegetable dyes, rinses and semi-permanent dyes, but hair that is bleached, permanently colored or chemically treated will not be accepted. Hair also cannot be more than five percent grey. It takes six ponytails to create one usable wig.

“Our goal is to get more than 40 people to donate their hair on Tuesday,” Service Learning representative Shannon Mishokri said.

A hair stylist will also be provided in order to style and cut short dos for any student who donates their hair. The grade with the most hair donations also gets a point in color wars.

“My favorite part is when all the students stand around and cheer on the person who is getting their hair cut,” Mishokri said.

This event offers the community an opportunity to give back to others who have suffered from a terminal illness or undergone chemotherapy.

“Donating hair to kids who have cancer is an amazing thing. It’s just hair, it’ll grow back. Donate!” senior Isabella Prida said.

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