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St. John Paul II High School donates more than 220 inches of hair

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Student Faith Reyes donated 12 inches of hair. Student Faith Reyes donated 12 inches of hair.

Several students at Saint John Paul II High School donated their hair.

On Tuesday, dozens of students cut their hair and donated it to the "Beautiful Lengths by Pantene" campaign. That organization creates wigs for kids with cancer.
 
Hairstylists with Supercuts were on hand to help.

Students collected pledges to have their hair cut. In the end, 20 girls and two teachers donated their hair. Five male students and Bishop Edmond Carmody offered their support and got their hair cut as well.

Faith Reyes cut 12 inches of her hair. Reyes said, "For me personally, my hair means a lot to me, and I always like the way my long hair looks and I think it would be really nice to give someone who doesn't have that same opportunity a chance to have nice long hair like I do."

Bernadette Campos also had her hair cut in honor of her late cousin. Campos said,"My cousin suffered from cancer, and I always wanted to help her with it, but she passed away before I could. So, I just feel the need to (donate my hair)."
 
In the end, the school collected 224 inches of hair.

This is the eleventh year the school has held this event.

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