Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Easton Teacher Leads Drive to Collect Hair to Make Wigs for Women with Cancer

Krista Moroni, a fifth-grade teacher at Easton Elementary School, organized a Ponytail Drive as part of the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Program to create real hair wigs for women with cancer.

“I have been waiting to cut my hair to donate,” Moroni said. “While talking about it with some of my students, they wanted to partake in the event. I researched different organizations and Pantene Beautiful Lengths was the only one who made wigs for woman battling cancer for FREE.

“I hope to make this an annual/bi-annual event. The amount of hair we collected should make approximately three wigs. There are still some staff members and students who weren't able to join the event and will still be cutting their hair to donate.  I think it's wonderful.”

The charity campaign created by Pantene in partnership with HairUWear and the American Cancer Society encourages people to grow, cut and donate their healthy hair to create real-hair wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.

Nearly 231,840 American women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and one in eight women will develop some form of invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. These statistics make it abundantly clear that cancer will affect each one of us in some way. Hair loss, one of the most common side effects of cancer treatment, can be especially traumatic for women fighting cancer. That’s why in support of this campaign, Easton Elementary School volunteered to play an important role in this charity campaign. 

Television station WFMY ran a story about the donations. To see that, go to WFMY

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