A few years ago, Woodland senior Rachael Cavallaro heard a story about a young girl who donated her hair to an organization called Locks of Love. Locks of Love collects donated ponytails that they then use to make wigs. The wigs are given to girls who have lost their hair from cancer treatments or other types of diseases. Their goal is to “return a sense of self confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children.”
“The story was inspiring to me,” said Cavallaro
Now, for her senior project, Cavallaro is organizing a Cut-a-Thon to support Locks of Love at Woodland Regional High School. The event is simple. A hairdresser will be at Woodland from 9-12 on May 30th to cut anyone’s hair who wants to donate to Locks of Love. She will also be collecting monetary donations to give to Locks of Love as well.
” I have enough hair to go around,”Cavallaro joked. ” I just thought that a little girl would appreciate it more than I do.”
Cavallaro’s hoping that she can get at least ten people to donate their hair at the Cut-a-Thon.
“I know its a lot to ask,” she said, “but the donation will only help make a young girl’s recovery a little bit easier. And after all it is just hair, it grows back.”
For more information about the project, or to sign up for the Cut-A-Thon see Rachael Cavallaro.