Rotaract Club Women’s Christian College, Green Trends Salon organises hair donation drive ‘Tangled’ for cancer patients

The Rotaract Club of Women’s Christian College (RC-WCC), has initiated ‘Tangled’, an awareness campaign and hair donation drive to make wigs for cancer patients who lose hair due to chemotherapy. Green Trends unisex Hair & Style Salon has extended support to help in the collection of hair locks from donors, according to a statement issued by Green Trends.
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A team of rotractors from RC-WCC have been specially trained by the Psycho oncologists of Adyar Cancer Institute to spread the awareness on the issue to various schools, colleges and rotaract clubs. The hair donation drive will be inaugurated on World Cancer Day, February 4 2014, at Women’s Christian College, Chennai, by Dr. Ridling Margaret Waller, Principal, Women’s Christian College, Chennai in the presence of the Business Head of Green Trends Salon, experts from Cancer Institute and philanthropists. The hair donation drive will span for ten days across all Green Trends salon, drawing to a close on February 14th.  During this period, willing donors can visit any Green Trends salon and donate hair. The collected hair locks across salons will be safely handed over to representatives of Rotaract Club of WCC, as per hygiene standards.
Gopalakrishnan, Business Head, Trends In Vogue Pvt Ltd said: “We are extremely delighted to be associated with this noble cause. This gives us a good platform to lend our help to those in need. In this regard, we have trained our stylists to cut eight to ten inch locks which is the minimum length required to make a wig. Special training has been initiated to ensure hair is cut from areas which will not affect the existing hair style of the donor thereby ensuring that their hairstyle is not altered. Our motive is to bridge the gap between compassionate donors and people in need. We would be more than glad to see our efforts go into bringing smiles to thousands”.
Rennee Saradha, a final year student and Club president said: “We were looking up for initiatives that will directly reach cancer affected patients especially children and women. We firmed up our idea after visiting the Adyar Cancer Institute in Chennai.  In our interactions with the doctors at the Cancer Institute we realised that there are requirements for at least 100 wigs per months. . “We have tied up Green Trends Salon, one of the leading salons in the city for collecting hair locks from donors. We aim to make about 200 wigs from the hair locks and donate them to patients at Adyar Cancer Institute”. For queries and more information about the campaign, donors can contact 18004202020.

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