LA Haircut-A-Thon Benefits Cancer Patients
The American Cancer Society estimates that over half a million cancer patients are treated with chemotherapy, which causes a new problem in itself: hair loss.
Human-hair wigs can hide the negative effects of chemotherapy, and in turn may boost patients' confidence.
Cosmetology students at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif. gave free haircuts to the public April 4 and 5 in order to make wigs for chemotherapy patients.
Haircuts of eight inches will be made into wigs through the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program.
The event also helped another cause: Haircuts of two inches will be made into mats to absorb oil in the ocean through theHair Mat Oil Spill Program
Check out a video from the first day of the event:
If you are interested in donating your own hair for a wig, please visit: Pantene Beautiful Lengths.
Reach Reporter Samantha McDonald here.