Science & Arts Academy Hosts Cut for a Cause

  • Students and faculty donate their hair and shave their heads in support of those impacted by medical related hair loss.Lanie Storiz

    Students and faculty donate their hair and shave their heads in support of those impacted by medical related hair loss.Lanie Storiz

 
Joanna Zisis
Updated 3/30/2020 8:53 AM

Teachers and students from Science & Arts Academy (SAA) in Des Plaines hosted their annual Cut for a Cause Event in March.

Students, parents, faculty, staff and friends gathered to watch eight SAA students and two faculty members donate eight or more inches of hair each to the organization Children With Hair Loss. This organization provides human hair replacements at no cost to children and young adults facing medically-related hair loss.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Other students and a teacher opted instead to shave their heads for the St. Baldrick's Foundation in an effort to raise funds for childhood cancer research and to show kids with cancer that they're not alone.

Special thanks to all of the students and teachers from Science & Arts Academy who bravely donated their hair. Both organizations are still currently accepting donations, or hosting virtual events. You can learn more at childrenwithhairloss.us or stbaldricks.org.

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