Birchwood’s Biggest Cut for the Cause

This young Birchwood student had plenty to donate, as Pantene provides the funds to turn her hair into free, real-hair wigs for women with cancer.
This young Birchwood student had plenty to donate, as Pantene provides the funds to turn her hair into free, real-hair wigs for women with cancer.

On a recent Monday afternoon, Birchwood’s staff and community families joined in an important event when they decided to pony up and help women fighting cancer.

'Beautiful Lengths' is a partnership between Pantene and the American Cancer Society. The role of Pantene is to help women grow long, strong, beautiful hair and provide the funds to turn this hair into free, real-hair wigs for women with cancer.

“We wanted to be part of this wonderful cause sponsored by Pantene,” said Birchwood’s Assistant Principal Annie Michaelian. “Girls donated 8 inches of hair, and we invited the boys to ‘Buzz for a Cure,’ thanks to Anthony DeFranco Salon.” Birchwood received 41 hair donations (ponytails) for wig making. Also, 10 boys buzzed their hair to show support.

Great job committee members of Birchwood’s SBM team who organized this successful event: Anthony Ciccarelli, Principal; Annie Michaelian, Assistant Principal; Birchwood teachers: Krista Legge, Kristen Lopez, Ian Denson, and Helma Adde; Paraprofessional Mary Palladino; Students: Gabriel Beickert, Shaelyn Sharpf; and Birchwood Parent: Dayna Cioffi.

Congratulations to the Birchwood School community for coming together for this very worthy cause!

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