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Women cut hair at Blessing-Rieman for cancer patients

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When does a haircut serve a greater cause?

Women from across the Tri-States are using their hair to help local cancer patients.

The Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing faculty members organized "The Cut" at Studio 835 in Quincy. It's all apart of the Pantene "Beautiful Lengths" project.

The project's goal is to make free, real hair wigs for cancer patients who have lost their own hair during cancer treatment. Barb Vahle says her mom passed away from breast cancer, so she knows how important the wigs are to women.

"And we know how important women's appearance is," Vahle said. "And we know that our mothers enjoyed the wigs that they had when they had breast cancer. So we wanted to give something back to the community in just a little way."

The Pantene Beautiful Lengths program has donated 24,000 free, real-hair wigs to the American Cancer Society's wig banks.

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