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Ponytail donated to charity

Alexis Arens, 8, is donating her 11-inch ponytail to Locks of Love. At first she didn’t want to get her hair cut off, but when a friend told her it was long enough to donate she changed her mind.

In addition, Alexis’ grandfather was diagnosed with a type of bone cancer in June and is being treated with chemotherapy, so Alexis is aware of the effects of cancer. The daughter of Catherine and Perrie Arens of South Lake Tahoe, she will be in the third grade at Meyers Elementary this fall. Alexis’ light brown hair was cut by Phil Monos at Hair & Now.

Locks of Love is a charity that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under the age of 18 with medical hair loss. These custom-fitted hair prosthetics are provided free of charge or on a sliding basis to children whose families meet the Locks of Love guidelines. Donors provide the hair, volunteers staff the office and the manufacturer hand-assembles each piece, which requires approximately four months.

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