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30 ponytails, $220 donated for children

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webmaster | 05/17/14

Valley residents gave a total of 30 ponytails and $220 at the 5th annual Locks of Love at St. Joachim School early this week.

Participants could donate $20 to Locks of Love in exchange for a haircut or could pass on their hair itself. Long locks of hair are used to make a wig for children who have lost theirs due to medical conditions, or are sold to other wig companies to offset the cost of creating a hair prosthesis.

Donors included a 5-year-old Fresnan, 14 St. Joachim students, two parents of students, an alumnus, a teacher and a principal from the school, and others.

Sixth graders Mackenzie Camacho and Alyssa Barriga of St. Joachim School donated hair for the fourth time and expressed hopes of making a small but important difference in the life of another girl. Second grader Analise Gutierrez of St. Joachim and Natalia, a 5-year-old from Fresno, surrendered their hair in response to cancer affecting their own families...


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