Donating Hair for a Good Cause

Donating Hair for a Good Cause Photo

Bosti Elementary School teacher Joanna Zalewski recently invited students to volunteer to have their hair trimmed in order to assist women and girls suffering from hair loss due to cancer treatments.

With assistance from representatives of Bayport’s Vamp Hair Studio, the students’ hair donations will go toward Pantene Beautiful Lengths, a program that provides real-hair wigs for women who suffer hair loss as a result of cancer treatment. Pantene uses hair provided by thoughtful volunteers, and works with HairUWear and the American Cancer Society, to transform the donations into the highest-quality, real-hair wigs.

Students Arianna Chechakos, Ava Catania, sisters Mae Noone and Kyra Noone, Hailey Priemer and Mrs. Zaleski met at the school gymnasium to demonstrate their support for the program. Each student had their hair measured, secured into ponytails and then watched as the Vamp stylists worked their magic. Additionally, the students’ parents were on hand to watch the experience and share this important moment with them.

The district thanks all the volunteers as well as the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Wig program for their generosity.