Ponytails wanted: Hair donations for Wilton Relay for Life

Wilton’s sixth annual Pantene Beautiful Lengths hair donation event will take place on Friday, May 17, from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Wilton High School stadium. A charity campaign created by Pantene in partnership with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, this program encourages people to grow, cut, and donate their healthy hair to create wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.

Nearly 774, 370 American women will be diagnosed with cancer in 2012, and one in three women will develop some form of cancer in her lifetime. Hair loss, one of the most common side effects of treatment, can be especially traumatic for women fighting cancer.

In recognition of this fact, Triloma Spa and Hair Design in Wilton has donated its services. Since 2008, Triloma has helped cut and collect almost 60 ponytails, enough hair to create nearly nine wigs.

For donation, hair must be clean, dry, at least eight inches long, free of permanent dyes and chemical treatments, and no more than 5% gray. The number of free wigs distributed depends solely on the number of ponytail donations received.

For information, call Jillian at 203-761-0309.