Monday February 19, 2007

A Hair-raising Gift for Kids

A record number of University of Dayton students will be losing their hair, but not because of a big test or searching for a job.

More than 80 students, both men and women, have volunteered to have 8-10 inches of their hair cut to benefit Locks of Love. Locks of Love uses the donated hair to create free or discounted hairpieces for financially disadvantaged children under the age of 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Since 1998, Locks of Love has helped more than 2,000 children.

UD's Student Government Association is encouraging the general public to participate, as well, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, March 5, at Ashworth's Beauty Group on the corner of Brown and Woodland in Dayton. The haircuts are free to anyone donating their hair.

Ashworth's will offer discounted services, such as waxing and manicures, to anyone waiting to donate their hair.

Contact Clare Zlatic or Meg Rigney at 937-229-4444 to make an appointment to donate hair. For more information, visit http://campus.udayton.edu/~sga/programs.