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Things get hairy when Lutheran Children’s Hospital and nearby salon come together to benefit children

Lutheran nurses and supporters donate hair for free children’s wigs

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016) — Lutheran Children’s Hospital and Pin-Up Curls Salon are teaming up to support children surviving cancer or other serious illnesses by hosting a cut-a-thon for a nonprofit organization called Children With Hair Loss. From 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, stylists will cut eight or more inches of hair at the salon located at 6222 Covington Rd. Donors will not be charged for the cut.

Media are invited to attend at 4 p.m. to witness the cut-a-thon and meet donors and supporters– some who have been directly impacted by cancer.

Children With Hair Loss was created as a resource for all children who have medically-related hair loss. CWHL makes human hair replacement available to children who may be financially unable to obtain the hair they want and need as all of their wigs are free of charge to families.

“It’s an easy way to make a difference,” said Kathleen Cooper, RN, Lutheran Children’s Hospital. “It means a lot to patients and families to know we care enough to give back in this way.”

Several pediatric nurses and staff from Lutheran Children’s Hospital have been growing their hair just for this purpose to support their patients.

CWHL requires that the donated hair is clean and a minimum length of 8 inches. Color treated or bleached hair is accepted by CWHL, too.

The stylists at Pin-Up Curls are generously donating their time, talent and space to comfortably host the cut-a-thon. Stylists will be on hand to properly cut and style donors at no charge should they choose to have full services rendered at that time.

Appointments or walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, call Pin-Up Curls at (260) 267-3653. Information about Children With Hair Loss may be found at childrenwithhairloss.us. More information about Lutheran Children’s Hospital may be found at LutheranChildrensHosp.com. 


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