More Than 30 Ladies Get Hair Cut For Mass Donation

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — We’ve shared stories before of people who donate their hair to make wigs for cancer patients, but this is a story of 33 ladies who all got clipped at the same time.

The effort was started by a staff member at Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights. Liz Hewitt is a breast cancer survivor who was planning to donate her hair.

She then asked if any students or teachers would like to join her. This morning at the weekly school assembly, Hewitt and 32 students and staff members went under the scissors at the same time.

“I would like the students to know how important it is to advocate for your health, and I want them also to remember it,” Hewitt said. “So in all the crazy things they have going on in their teenage lives, I thought I better come up with something pretty good.”

According to many students, she did.

One student named Molly said her mother cried for happiness when she told her she was going to donate her hair.

Amanda Rosas, a Spanish teacher at the school, said the act helped students learn the power of giving. Rosas also donated hair.

The youngest young lady to donate her hair was a kindergarten student. Her fourth-grade sister also donated her hair.

The hair will go to Locks of Love or Beautiful Lengths, Hewitt said.

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    1. Sarah says:

      Ladies and young ladies.

  1. JoAnn says:

    The young women and girls at Vis are to be praised. The writer of this news story needs a vocabulary update.

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