Event for Locks of Love

Updated 5 years ago

The Veazie Town Office turned into a hair salon Saturday.And plenty of folks turned out to donate their hair to a great cause.As Meghan Hayward tells us, they couldn’t be happier to help.A hair cut went a long way in Veazie.Folks were coming out and donating their hair to Locks of Love.An organization that takes human hair and makes wigs for those with cancer that have lost their own hair.” They need human hair so people need to do this in order for this to happen. It takes awhile for the average person to grow out their own hair.”So what are the requirements?” It has to be 10 inches or more. Clean and dry and they’ll take any kind of hair except bleached.”Ten-year-old Sara Foster has spent the last two years growing out her hair so she could donate it.” Because you know how people when they get cancer all their hair falls out. I think people should make wigs for them so that they do have hair.”Sara says she was happy to help.” I feel like I can do something really powerful, something like that.”Volunteer hairdressers were on hand to cut and style those who donated.Wendy King has been a hair stylist for 17 years.She says being able to help out such a great cause is an amazing feeling.” I was actually at a place where I saw two young girls receive their wigs. It was amazing. It’s just such a heart warming, touching thing just to see.”And for those thinking about donating their hair.” The people that are considering donating, oh please do. You have no idea what it does for these kids.”If you missed the event in Veazie but would still like to donate your hair.You can go to their website to find out how, www.locksoflove.org.


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