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 SRU Student Ends 30-Month Avoidance of Haircuts to Help Children with Hair Loss 

 

SPOTLIGHT

1/29/2003

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

SRU STUDENT DONATES 30 MONTHS OF HAIR GROWTH TO HELP CHILDREN WITH MEDICAL HAIR LOSS BUILD SELF-ESTEEM

           SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- An off-hand challenge from a friend headed to the Army and facing the dreaded haircut was all Adam Ward, a Slippery Rock University secondary education major, needed to launch a 30-month avoidance of haircuts. The "growing" ended Monday when Ward had his hair cut to benefit children facing medical-related hair loss.

          Ward, a junior from West View, had all but an inch of his shoulder-length locks shorn for forwarding to Locks of Love. The Florida-based organization provides free hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children with medical problems that have resulted in hair loss. More than 850 children have benefited since the group's inception in 1997. The group says hairpieces build self-esteem and confidence.

           Ward, who has not had his haircut since fall 2000, hopes others will follow his lead. He says he a recent television magazine show detailing the work of Locks of Love is what changed his mind. "I had about 11 inches, and as they explained it, I knew my hair could help others."

          His stylist told him his contribution provided enough hair for two, children's wigs.

          Those needing additional information on Locks of Love should contact: www.locksoflove.org

EDITOR’S NOTE: Before and after photos are available at www.SRU.edu

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