Dr. Jennifer Guerriero is a fourth year postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, and she works in the research laboratory at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Her research involves harnessing the body’s own immune system to fight breast cancer, and Dr. Guerriero has received the prestigious National Institute of Health Research Service Award for her work in the field.
Recently Jennifer donated her hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths for the second time! She first donated to Beautiful Lengths in 2011 and looks forward to donating again in the near future!
Stephanie Ortmann works as a meteorologist at the NBC affiliate (KOAA-TV) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Now TV anchors are known for their consistent looks, but Stephanie isn’t one of those typical TV personalities.
Not many would think that a hairstyle is a way to champion a cause, but back in 2011, Stephanie decided to chop off her hair, altering her on-air appearance in the name of giving back to women affected by the sad reality of hair loss due to the effects of chemotherapy. Inspired and supported by friends, viewers, and family, Stephanie chose to donate her hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Stephanie donated a whopping 9 inches of hair for her first donation!
Stephanie Ortmann Makes The Cut – WATCH HERE
Fast forward a couple years later and Stephanie is ready to go for it again! “After donating for the first time a few years ago, I thought about how lucky I am to be healthy enough to grow out my hair,” said Stephanie. “To be able to gift my hair to someone who needs it made the cut more special. So I decided while my hair was still short that I would donate again once my hair got long enough.”
And that time arrived in December of 2013. Stephanie donated 9 inches of her long blonde locks once again to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.
“It’s such a great feeling to be able to give back to others by doing something so simple,” she said after going nine inches shorter. “For me, it’s not about how I look with long hair or short hair. I’m just happy to be a part of something bigger and hope that sharing my story on-air to my viewers will help inspire others to give back as well.”
Stephanie plans on donating again once her hair is long enough.
Abby is a sweet 7-year-old girl with lovely strawberry blond hair. From babyhood on, she was complimented so much on her beautiful locks that her mother was concerned those compliments might lead to vanity. However, as always, Abby showed her kind heart.
Abby’s mother had told her daughter about a little girl in their neighborhood who had gone through chemotherapy. She explained Pantene Beautiful Lengths, and what the campaign strives to do. Abby did not know about Pantene Beautiful Lengths or the idea that a person could actually donate his or her hair. But after that discussion, Abby latched onto the idea and decided then and there that this was something she was going to do.
Abbey before making the kindest cut
Abby’s kindness is extremely moving, and her mother says, “as often is the case, I have seen her be generous and kind with no thought to her own personal gain. I’ve seen through my daughter’s eyes how one person can make a difference.”
Abby’s donation is very remarkable for a 7 year old, and she is already talking about the next time she donates.
We are very grateful for Abby’s giving spirit!
Do YOU want to nominate someone to be our Pantene Beautiful Lengths Hero of the Month? It can be a friend, family member, stylist or you can even nominate an entire salon! Send all nominations to: BeautifulLengthsWigs@devries-pr.com.
Many of you have asked if Pantene Beautiful Lengths is still accepting ponytails.
The answer: YES!
If you are considering making the kindest cut of all, Pantene Beautiful Lengths would love to accept your ponytail donation!
Since the creation of Pantene Beautiful Lengths in 2006, the campaign has collected 294,929 ponytails (and this number continues to raise everyday!)
The success of the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program is due to people like you, and when you donate your hair to the campaign you are improving the life of a woman who is fighting cancer.
Please continue to help others by sending your ponytails to:
Pantene Beautiful Lengths
20770 Westwood Drive
Strongsville, OH 44149
It’s time to choose your New Year’s resolution…
Make it your 2012 New Year’s resolution to give back! Donate your locks to Pantene Beautiful Lengths and make a big difference this year!
Pantene Beautiful Lengths is built upon a simple act of generosity: yours. And it is only through this simple, but incredibly significant act that we are able to provide real-hair wigs for women who are suffering from hair loss due to cancer treatment. Thousands of people across the United States have set a shining example by cutting and donating their hair, and now it is your time to shine!
Donate your ponytail to Pantene Beautiful Lengths and make 2012 your kindest year yet! Send you ponytails to:
Pantene Beautiful Lengths
20770 Westwood Dr
Strongsville, OH 44149
When Danielle Mills from Atlanta, GA got engaged, she started growing out her hair for the big day on June 12, 2011. She realized how lucky she was to be able to grow her hair long, and planned to cut it after the wedding and give it to those who weren’t as lucky.
Growing up, Danielle lost her aunt, her grandmother and a friend to cancer. She never got to meet her grandfather, who also died of cancer before she was born.
She decided to use this hair cut as a way to try and raise funds for the American Cancer Society (to find out more about her fundraising efforts, visit her site here). On Thanksgiving, Danielle cut off 12 inches of hair. She is looking forward to growing it out, so that she can make the cut again!
Heidi Westrum, a dental hygienist from Apple Valley, Minnesota, was so excited to grow her hair out and make the cut for Pantene Beautiful Lengths!
Heidi has been fortunate enough to be blessed with a breast cancer free family. Nonetheless, Heidi showed unbelievable support to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign by donating her hair in October to honor anyone who is fighting, or has fought, the breast cancer battle.
Heidi recognizes her parents and family friends Debbie F., Jann N., Barb Z., Barb T., Julie F. and Tammy H. as her support and inspiration behind her donation.
~Becca, The Pantene Team
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