BY ABBY SLANKER
Fiona Lally, a seventh-grader at Canfield Village Middle School, grew her hair for two years in anticipation of donating it to Locks of Love. On June 19, Lally had 10 inches of her hair cut off by Sherry Babik, hairstylist at Luci & Co. Hair Studio in Austintown.
While Lally admitted she was a bit nervous about her hair cut, she said she was doing this to help children.
“I’m nervous to get my hair cut—I haven’t had it cut in two years—but I know my hair will go to help children and Locks of Love is a really good cause,” Lally said.
Lally’s mother, Anne, said she was excited to see the hair cut.
“I’m excited about this and I am so proud of Fiona for donating her hair to children in need of it. We will send in the hair to Locks of Love and Fiona will receive a certificate of acknowledgement from the organization,” Anne said.
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization which provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the U.S. and Canada under 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.