Lansing, Mich. (WLNS)– Sparrow Children’s Center hosted its 6th Annual Hair-a-Thon Saturday morning in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
The event gives people an opportunity to donate their hair to children and adolescents who have lost theirs due to cancer treatment or other reasons.
In 2018, the community donated more than 850 ponytails and braids.
In the past, hairstylists would cut hair on-site, but because of the pandemic, donors were asked to get haircuts by their own stylist, place it in a plastic bag, and then drop it off drive-up style to volunteers stationed in front of the Sparrow Plaza Building.
Hair donations are given to Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan or Children With Hair Loss. Both are Michigan-based organizations that provide free wigs to kids in need.
If you weren’t able to make it to the event but would like to learn more about how you can donate your hair click here.