Here's one last shot of the excited girls with their long locks (be assured I have parent permission to share):
With their pigtails ready for cutting:
We had one amazing mom donate as well, and her daughter (also participating) had the honour of cutting her mom's hair.
And the awesome "after":
A HUGE thanks goes out to the amazing sponsors who donated their products to make gift bags for the girls. There's no doubt it's the children with medical hair loss who are the really brave ones, but for these young students to voluntarily donate their ponytails is still pretty special in my books, and I was so happy to be able to surprise them with some goodies...and they were thrilled!
McDonald's Canada (generous gift card)
OURS by Cheryl Hickey (Head To Toe Wash and 2-in-1 Conditioner) I knew Cheryl would be happy to help out, since she and I are such great friends now! Okay fine, she let me spend one day with her behind the scenes at ET Canada but it was very special!
Quaker (cookies and granola bars)
Splat (wash-out hair colour)
Jamberry Nails (nail wraps provided by Jamberry consultant Lindsey Frater - I am totally a Jamberry convert)
Shout! Factory (My Little Pony and Littlest Pet Shop DVDs)
Arm and Hammer (Super Mario - Princess Peach Spinbrushes)
Also, in case you weren't aware, First Choice Haircutters will cut (or repair amateur cuts done at assemblies like ours) for free when hair is being donated to charity. I'm pretty sure several of our students were headed there later in the day!
Thanks as well to Caley and Kevin of CHEX Daily who came out and gave some media love to our event! (Yes, the same CHEX Daily I visit biweekly for Teacher, Teacher segments.)
Considering we have approximately 85 girls registered at our school, the fact that 15 have already donated their hair over two years is pretty fantastic. I'm so proud of them! So...who's up for 2016?