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WLBT's Great Lengths Campaign

WLBT's Great Lengths campaign sponsored by St. Dominic Cancer Services! Your gift of hair is such a selfless act and we truly thank you for your commitment to help restore the personal esteem and confidence of persons facing and undergoing chemotherapy due to cancer. To help women, WLBT is partnering St. Dominic's Cancer Services, the Mississippi Institute of Aesthetics, Nails & Cosmetology and the American Cancer Society on a campaign that encourages people to grow, cut and donate 8" of their hair to create real-hair wigs for women who've lost their hair due to cancer.

To sign up to donate 8" of your hair in memory or honor of someone with cancer, complete the electronic form on this page. All participants will be listed on WLBT.COM & personally invited to come to the hair cutting celebration on Monday, 2/28/11 from 6am-6:30pm at the Mississippi Institute of Aesthetics, Nails & Cosmetology at 507 Springridge Road, Suite G in Clinton, Mississippi. Donated hair will be used to craft beautiful, high-quality wigs for women suffering from hair loss due to cancer treatment.

To donate hair, it must be:

  • A minimum of 8 inches long. It takes up to 6 ponytails per wig.
  • Freshly washed and dry.
  • Free from styling products.
  • Free of bleach, permanent colors and chemically treated.
  • Less than 5% gray. Gray hair is harder to color and does not maintain color well.
  • Please straighten to measure wavy or curly fine hair.

All persons 18 years of age and under must provide prior to the event, a signed permission slip by a parent or legal guardian.

Day of Hair Cutting Event, please present hair freshly washed and completely dried without styling free of chemicals, sprays and other hair products.

If you have already signed up to donate hair on Monday, February 28th, it is time for you to set your hair cutting appointment at the Mississippi Institute of Aesthetics, Nails & Cosmetology in Clinton, Mississippi. They are located in the Springridge Village Shopping Center at 507 Springridge Road, Suite G.

Please email Veta Jackson whether or not you can come between the hours of 6am-7am, 7am-8am, 8am-9am, 9am-10am, 10am-11am, 11am-12pm, 12pm-1pm, 1pm-2pm, 2pm-3pm, 3pm-4pm, 4pm-5pm, or 5pm-6pm.

If you pre-registered your child(ren), please list their name(s) and indicate the best hour for them to come beside each name. All persons under 18 years of age must present a signed parental consent form. All parental consent forms received prior to 2/28/11 will be available on site. We cannot cut their hair without it! Additional forms will be available in the event we are not in receipt of your form.

Prior to February 28:

To get your hair cut, please contact the MS Institute in Clinton, MS at (601) 925-1344. Appointments will be accepted Thursdays and Fridays.

On Monday, February 28, come during your assigned appointment time:

  • Make sure that your hair is clean by shampooing out all chemicals, conditioners, sprays, etc. See additional requirements for hair on wlbt.com
  • Park and catch a shuttle at Morrison Height's Baptist Church at 3000 Hampstead Boulevard, Clinton, MS
  • Enter Door Marked "Registration and check in."
  • Receive Your Information Packet.
  • Go To The Prepping Station to get hair checked for chemicals, etc.
  • Get pony tail(s) cut
  • Exit and catch a shuttle back to Morrison Height's Baptist Church.

Make sure you watch WLBT throughout the day on February 28th! We look forward to a fun day and I hope to see you there!

Chief Meteorologist, WLBT


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