The scissors were in action at
Mandarin High School for their first successful Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign sponsored by the school's student council and Pantene.
Student council president, Kenedy T., wanted to start this tradition at the school to play an important role in this charity campaign. Approximately 700,000 American women are diagnosed with cancer each year. Mandarin's principal, Dr. Donna Richardson, is one of those women who is winning the fight against breast cancer.
This statistic makes 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. By incorporating the Beautiful Lengths campaign at the school, Mandarin hopes to make a difference in the lives of these women in their battle against cancer.
Fifteen young women donated at least eight inches of hair. These hair donations are made into real-hair wigs by Pantene's Beautiful Lengths campaign partner, HairUWear. The wigs are distributed for free to female cancer patients through the national wig banks' network of American Cancer Society.
A heartfelt thank you goes to the following girls who participated in the event:
- Cari B.
- Casey K.
- Cathleen R.
- Elizabeth T.
- Gabrielle C.
- Hunter T.
- Jazzy M.
- Kayleah B.
- Kenedy T.
- Lauren H.
- Leah M.
- Savannah M.
- Taylor M.
- Toni G.
Thank you to Ms. Corrie Zimmerman, language arts teacher at Mandarin, for donating her time and skills in cutting the girls' hair. To view pictures from the Beautiful Lengths campaign at Mandarin, visit the
DCPS' Flickr photostream.
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