TAMPA - When the principal Alexander Elementary School decided to donate her hair to women who are fighting cancer, students with the best attendance rates got to wield the scissors.
Principal Kristina Alvarez donated her hair to Pantene beautiful lengths (see www.Pantene.com/BeautifulLengths ). It's a partnership between the hair care company, Pantene, and the American Cancer Society. Wigs made of real hair are given to bald women who are fighting cancer.
Ten inches of hair had to come off, and a raffle was held to decide which students would do the cutting. Only students with attendance rate of 96% or better would qualify for the raffle.
Two students also cut eight inches of their own hair to donate to the program.
Pantene says it has donated 24,000 real-hair wigs to the American cancer society's wig banks, which distribute wigs to cancer patients across the country.
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