Youths make donations to Children With Hair Loss
NORTHVILLE — Northville Central School students and Girl Scouts Brynn Thomarie (Daisy) and Leanora Fitzgerald (Brownie ) recently joined Shannon Thomarie, Daisy Troop No. 2003 leader and Northville Spanish teacher, in donating their hair for the second time to the nonprofit organization Children With Hair Loss.
As they did in 2014-15, the trio grew their hair throughout the school year to be able to have the 8 inches needed for a child’s wig.
On the last day of school, they traveled to Mayfield’s Hair Peace salon, where stylist Debi Hannis donated her time to cut and style the girls’ hair.
Children With Hair Loss “provides human hair replacements at no cost to children and young adults facing medically related hair loss … due to cancer treatments, alopecia, burns, etc.,” according to the organization’s website, www.childrenwithhairloss.us.
The site states that human hair replacement kits for children can cost up to $5,000, but because of financial donations and haircut donations like the ones made by the Northville Scouts, Children With Hair Loss is able to provide hair replacements to the children in its program.
Shannon Thomarie says she plans to donate her hair “as often as possible,” and hopes others will join the Scouts’ hair donation efforts in the future.