PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: RIT Students Donate Hair to Locks of Love, March 28
March 22, 2004
by Silandara Bartlett
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Students at Rochester Institute of Technology have hair to spare.
More than 40 students have signed up to donate their hair to Locks of Love from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 28 at Pharaoh’s Hairum Salon and Spa at 4112 West Henrietta Road.
A team of dedicated resident advisors devised the campaign. Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss.
Students donating hair will receive free hair styling at Pharaoh’s Hairum. While donations of 10 inches and longer are needed to make hair prosthetics for girls, any length over three inches can be used. Shorter hair donations are used to make hair prosthetics for boys or are sold to help cover the cost of making the hair prosthetics. It takes 10-15 donations to make a single prosthesis.
Founded in 1829, RIT is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging, technology, fine and applied arts, and education for the deaf. RIT enrolls more than 15,500 students in 340 undergraduate and graduate programs. For the past decade, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT as one of the nation’s leading comprehensive universities.