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Local girl donates hair to Wigs for Kids

5/9/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photos courtesy of Shaw JCC
WEST AKRON — The Shaw Jewish Community Center (JCC) announced that Sydney Myers-Schoonover, a 4-year-old in the prekindergarten program in the Shaw JCC’s Early Childhood department, participated in a mitzvah recently.

Sydney decided to have 12 inches of her hair cut and donated to Wigs for Kids.

For more than 30 years, the not-for-profit Wigs for Kids has been providing hair replacement systems and support for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, alopecia, trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues at no cost to children or their families, according to its website.

Syndney said she was very excited to do this for children who are sick and do not have any hair, according to Shaw JCC officials.

For more information on Wigs for Kids, which is based in Westlake, visit www.wigsforkids.org, email info@wigsforkids.org or call 440-333-4433.

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