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...