Chopping locks for a cause, grade school girls donate hair to “Children with Hair Loss”

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For some local grade school students, chopping off their locks is about much more than a fashion statement.

5 students donated their hair today in front of a packed school assembly at Ridgeview Elementary school.
Each one cut off a minimum of eight inches as part of “Ponytails for a Purpose.”

The hair is going to the group “Children with Hair Loss,” an organization that serves kids who’ve lost their hair due to illness, all free of charge.

“I’ve been growing it for quite some time, and I thought I would do it this year for the kids who need hair,” explained student Hailey Dyer.

Among those who’ve benefited from these kinds of donations, Addison Waldsmith of Dunlap. She attended the assembly with her Mother. Addison lost her hair permanently after radiation and chemo for brain cancer.

Addison Waldsmith, Dunlap

“She underwent radiation and chemo and that caused permanent hair loss, so she’s been wearing a wig for about the last 4 years,” explained Jenny Waldsmith.

The haircuts were provided by Five Senses Spa, Salon and Barbershop. That business has been involved in the cause since 2006.

Caitlin Knute

Caitlin Knute

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