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Israelis set Guinness record for donating hair to cancer patients
Posted By Viva Sarah Press On November 13, 2013 @ 8:17 am In | No Comments
Zichron Menachem- the Israeli association for the support of children with cancer and their families – set a Guinness World Record for donating the most hair to cancer victims in a single day drive. Some 250 women – some of them cancer survivors – cut 53.1 kilograms (117 lbs) of their locks for wigs for cancer patients.
The previous record was 48.7 kilograms (107 pounds).
“In order to make a child with cancer feel as normal and beautiful as possible, the goal is to fashion a wig that looks exactly like his/her hair. The child’s head is measured, and the wig is constructed from hair that is the closest match to his own,” reads the Zichron Menachem hair drive mission statement. “A curly-topped kid wants curls. A girl with red braids wants red braids. A teen with frizzy brown hair still wants…frizzy brown hair, even if she’s always complained about it!”
Some 200 hair salons across Israel took part in the benefit.
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