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Center School Fund-Raiser a Cut Above

In Just Plain Neighbors
The Recorder
Greenfield, MA
Friday, May 13, 2005
By Irmarie Jones

Greenfield Center School certainly surpassed its pledge of at least 180 inches of hair for Locks of Love [http://www.locksoflove.org/], during the lineup of 30 pupils, parents, and staff on Wednesday morning. They are sending 506 inches to the organization in Lakeworth, Fla., that provides custom vacuum-fitted human hair wigs for children with medical baldness, from burns or radiation. Some children are born with alopecia areata, a baldness for which there is no known cure.

The process went quickly at the school with students from the Franklin County Technical School (http://eagle.fcts.org/) cosmetology department and area beauticians volunteering to do the clipping.

I asked students why they had let their hair grow for 12 months for this special day.

I know it will always grow back and it cannot impact my life,” said Zoe Cavanaugh-Green, 11, “It’s for a good cause.”

Locks of Love Hair-raiser at the Center School

“Some kids will never really have hair and they’re uncomfortable with out it. That’s why I wanted to do it.”
– Hannah

The school donated 506 inches of hair to Locks of Love!

“Some kids will never really have hair and they’re uncomfortable without it. That’s why I wanted to do it,” said Hannah Wulkan, 11 “I know mine will grow back.” Coco Moore, 10 told me at first she didn’t want to have her cut, “But now I did, because I’m luckier than other people. I learned about children who don’t have hair.” More than 1,400 children have been helped by Locks of Love since 1997.

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