Temple B’nai Israel Member Donate Hair For Cancer Patient Wigs

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By: Dale King Contributing Writer
Thirty women, teens and children recently cut and donated their hair to support those undergoing cancer treatment as part of Congregation B’nai Israel’s Kantor Family Center for Justice “Grow to Give” event.
The hair will be made into wigs for women and children being treated for cancer. Participants spent months growing out their hair in preparation for the mass cutting.
“Grow to Give” is the brainchild of Rabbi Marci R. Bloch of Congregation B’nai Israel.  Donors, including Rabbi Bloch, gave their hair to either Locks of Love (10 inches) or Pantene Beautiful Lengths (8 inches).
The rabbi started “Grow to Give” in 2014 after the temple lost another member to cancer. Hairstylists donated their time to cut hair and provide styling and blowouts to the donors.  All proceeds support cancer research.
Event sponsor, Bauman Medical Group, a hair restoration center for men and women, provided information about how the wigs are made for cancer patients.
caption: Thirty women, teens and children prepare to say goodbye to most of their hair as part of Congregation B’nai Israel’s Kantor Family Center for Justice “Grow to Give” event.