Trinity High School students, on Jan. 24, donated over 18 feet of hair to Children With Hair Loss (CWHL) during the school’s ninth annual “Share the Hair” event. Stylists from Hair Cuttery in Oak Park contributed their time to cut the students’ hair.

Twenty-four students participated this year, donating at least 8 inches of hair each. Over the years, Trinity students have donated close to 3,000 inches total to the organization, according to Patti Ferlito Williams, Trinity’s director of marketing and communications. 

CWHL is a Michigan-based nonprofit organization that provides human hair replacement at no cost to children and young adults facing medically related hair loss. Founded in 2000, CWHL provides customized human hair replacement and care kits to over 300 kids a year, according to their website. These children suffer hair loss related to cancer, alopecia, burns, trichotillomania and other diseases and disorders.

Maria Maxham

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