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Students in Middletown donate hair to cancer patients

Students in Middletown donate hair to cancer patients (WKRC)

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WKRC) - Students at a local school sacrificed something they live with every day to help others.

There was a pep rally atmosphere as students at St. John the 23rd Catholic School in Middletown were cheering on their classmates as they prepared to cut their hair for cancer.

The locks were measured to make wigs for those currently in the fight.

These were anxious moments for some of the students who waited their turn.

While some of the students were nervous about getting their hair cut, they were doing it for a good cause.

Most all had a connection to cancer

Avery Tarabella was donating her hair in memory of her mother who died of cancer three years ago.

After the stylists did their work, Avery liked her new look.

And setting a good example on Friday was the principal, Dawn Pickerill.

She made good on a promise to donate her hair.

Students and staff at St. John exceeded their goal Friday.

They donated enough hair for 64 ponytails, which will make eight wigs.

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