The RecorderGreenfield, MA Friday, May 13, 2005By 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.