Thank you, Charlotte for your incredibly kind donation to
Pantene Beautiful Lengths!
Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners) colleagues Nerissa Casanova, Amber Miller and Jacklyn Massrock donated a total of 36.5 inches of hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths after discovering how the program is helping women who have lost their hair to cancer treatments.
“I first started donating my hair when my daughter was young for two reasons: to honor my mother, family and friends that have survived cancer and to teach my daughter that you can impact someone’s life with one simple gesture,” said Nerissa Casanova.
For BKS-Partners colleagues, donating their hair was an easy way to make a real difference in someone’s life, and they plan on continuing to donate for years to come.
“I want to give someone the gift of hope, comfort and peace of mind. One day when they’re cancer-free, they’ll look back knowing they’ve been supported all along,” said Amber Miller.
Thank you to Nerissa Casanova, Amber Miller and Jacklyn Massrock for your incredibly kind donations to Pantene Beautiful Lengths!
For 8-year-old Avery Saba of Pittsburgh, the decision to donate nine inches of her hair was an easy one. “I want to help people who have cancer,” the active, hockey-playing third grader said. Avery was just eight days away from her second birthday, when her mother, Shelly, was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2008. Although her memory of Shelly’s treatment is vague, photos of her mother’s subsequent hair loss as she underwent a summer of chemotherapy remained with her. After over a year without a haircut, Avery finally had enough to donate and went to the hairdresser over her Christmas break.
“The only bad thing is that now my mom can’t see me on the hockey ice,” said Avery referring to her trademark ponytail that no longer peeks out the back of her helmet. “But that’s OK, I think I kind of like my hair shorter.”
Thank you, Avery, for your incredibly kind donation to Pantene Beautiful Lengths!
It all starts with an Executive Dean on the around the world voyage on the Semester at Sea program for Fall 2014. 650 amazing, intelligent and compassionate college students heard her story of being a stage three breast cancer survivor and losing all her hair from chemotherapy. They also knew that her son and daughter, who were on the ship with her as a student and a lifelong learner, had grown their hair for four years so that they could donate it to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.
In November, 150 students on the Semester at Sea Fall 2014 voyage shaved their heads, and 13 of them had hair long enough to donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. These students all demonstrated a commitment to caring for others through self-sacrifice. These are the wonderful students who donated.
Kei Lin Chang
Written by Peggy Campbell-Rush.
Donel recently cut and donated her hair for a second time to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. On the day of her donation, her five-year-old daughter Lydia was so inspired by her mother’s kindness that she decided to also donate her hair to the Beautiful Lengths program. Lydia is loving her new short ‘do and is happy that her hair is going to a woman in need.
Thank you both for your support of Pantene Beautiful Lengths!