Many people offer donations of time, talent and treasure to many organizations or people. Some people check the box on their driver's license to be an organ and tissue donor. Some people make the simple donation of blood to the Red Cross during their blood drives. But have you ever considered donating your hair?
On May 30th, recent St. Mary's School graduate, Katie Goetz did just that. She donated 10 inches of her hair to the Children with Hair Loss organization which is a non-profit organization that provides wigs at no cost to children struggling with Cancer, Alopecia and other diseases that cause hair loss.
Through encouragement from her mother, Kelly, who is an oncology nurse and has seen the devastating effects of baldness to Cancer patients, Katie felt the need to help these people by donating her hair.
"My parents told me stories about other people donating hair in memory of their family members and friends that have died from Cancer," according to Katie. "I have considered doing this over the last few months. My mother encouraged me to get a haircut after the school year finished, so I decided to try something new for high school. When we got to the salon, they asked if I was going to donate. They showed me a list of places we could send my hair to, and I thought it was an easy way to give back."
Katie encourages others to do this to help kids that cannot grow their own. For more photos click here.