While many people took advantage of this February school break to go on vacation, one Utica area family chose to help others. These elementary school girls have recently seen families torn apart by cancer and wanted to find a way to make a difference. And the difference they chose was hair.

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The Pantene hair product company has a program called Beautiful Lengths, which provides real-hair wigs for free to women battling cancer. And they accept donations to make this possible. Pantene has partnered with the American Cancer Society to distribute the wigs.

Thanks to our partnership, we’ve donated 42,000 real-hair wigs to the national American Cancer Society Wig Bank, helping serve those in need every single day. (Pantene.com)

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They ask for 8 inches or $8 per donation. These girls have been growing their hair with this goal in mind for a long time.  Looks like everyone easily had 8 inches to spare and still ended up with cute "new do's".

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All 3 ladies got their hair cut at Cheveux Salon on Oneida St in New Hartford. If you are interested in making a hair donation, contact your stylist to see if they participate or message someone at the Cheveux Facebook page.

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Sometimes we forget how something so simple can have such a profound impact. Your generous donation of hair can help make a person who is suffering feel a little more "whole" again.

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