By Peyton McCarthy
The purpose of Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths is to donated hair to create wigs for victims of hair loss; most commonly cancer patients. Seton High School, a school known for its service within the community, has many students participate. Every three years the Seton Sisterhood participates in the “kindest cut”. Those who have been a part of the cut have described it as emotional and eye opening. Tara McCarthy, a 2008 Seton graduate, who participated in the last Beautiful Lengths cut states: “It was a great experience seeing the whole Seton community come together to help women in need.”
Many people want to get involved but are not sure how. Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer and participating in Beautiful Lengths is a way to show your love and support for them.
My favorite part about the “kindest cut” is that you can choose who cuts your hair. Whether it be a family member, a friend, or a cancer survivor, it’s a great experience that you can share with someone you love.
The kindest cut takes place on May 16th, 2016 in Seton’s new gym. If you would like to participate there are a few guidelines. The minimum length of donated hair is eight inches, although more is always appreciated. Your hair must not have been dyed numerous times, but you can still donate your hair and they will find a worthy cause for your luscious locks. Anyone who would like to participate needs to visit Seton’s website and sign up. If you cannot cut your hair, you can be there to support a friend, or cut a participant’s ponytail. Sign up, get others involved, and be a part of the kindest cut of all!