Teenage girls cut long hair for important cause

Published 7:03 pm Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Three Polk County Early College students cut their long hair for a cause on Wednesday, Feb. 19 afternoon at Uptown Girl in Columbus.

Sheila Rodriguez, Virginia Bowyer, and Leigh-Anne Edney contributed their healthy, luxuriant hair to Comfort and Care, which makes wigs for people experiencing hair loss because of cancer and chemotherapy.

“I like this style,” Edney said, pointing to a short haircut. “If I’m going to cut my hair, I might as well go all the way.”

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Annie Moss, hair stylist, gave the girls attractive new styles. Bowyer originated the plan.

She raised $800, combining donations with her own money from chores, to pay for a wig for her aunt, Brenda Pettit, who’s going through chemotherapy.

Bowyer said she wanted the wig to be a gift of love, with hair from a family member. Rodriguez and Edney donated their hair for general use by Comfort and Care to people in need.