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Hometown Hero: Pink Hearts Fund

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"Share Your Hair" is the motto of the Pink Hearts Fund, a non-profit that helps children get free wigs who have lost their hair because of chemotherapy, radiation or alopecia.

Adults who have lost their hair for the same reasons can get free wigs too. A note from a doctor is required to be eligible.

Recently at Durham Middle School in Lewisville, a teacher, a mom and her 9-year-old daughter got on stage to get their hair cut. Seventh graders cheered each snip of the scissors and there were lots of smiles all around.

Fifty inches of hair were collected at the school, which will be turned into wigs in just a few months.

Last year the Pink Hearts Fund gave 100 free wigs to North Texas kids. Cheryll Fiorendino has been a hair stylist for many years and said cutting those hair donations is "the best thing I've ever done and made no money at."

Fiorendino says seeing the smiles on the faces of the kids who get the wigs is priceless.

The Pink Hearts Fund uses all kinds of hair - unprocessed, lightly processed and even grey colored hair is accepted. For more info log on to www.pinkheartsfund.com or call 214-724-2617.

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