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75 Girl Scouts donate their hair to Locks of Love
For nearly 6 months, the girl scouts have been growing their hair, and showed up at the Rancho Del Rey Middle School on Saturday to have their hair cut by a participating Great Clips salon, to donate it to Locks of Love. The hair is used to make wigs which will be available free of charge to children who cannot otherwise afford them. Katie Batson, from the local san diego national alopecia areata foundation support group, along with two local dermatologists spoke during the first hour of the event, answering questions to help take the mystery out of this curious condition.
San Diego Girl Scouts Locks of Love Event
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Several 10" ponytails were harvested from the frocks of 7 to 17 year old girls hair, and the whole event had well over 300 people show up to learn and interact. The girls were able to make their own hair accessories, and have a snack (an essential part of any girl scout gathering!). The goal was to help them understand what its like to lose hair, and help dispel fears that it can be "caught" from someone. Teaching children about hair loss will help them be more accepting, understanding, and supportive.
80% of the hair donations that Locks of Love receive come from children. A big thanks to Linda Diller of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation local San Diego support group, Katie Batson, and Debbie Lechner, the Scout Mom.
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