WIGS OUT 2018
FRIDAY, APRIL 13th at 1:45 PM
Theme: We are Stronger Than Cancer
IF YOU ARE DONATING YOUR HAIR ON FRIDAY PLEASE PLEASE READ
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY SO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO ON FRIDAY!!!!
WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING TO STA FRIDAY?
NEW or sharp scissors (They don't need to be haircutting scissors) a comb or brush, a ruler, a zip‐lock bag with your name and address on it, skinny ponytail holders.
Hair Donation Requirements *
The minimum hair length donated must be eight inches when measured from the end of the ponytail to just ABOVE the elastic band that is holding it together. * It is all right to straighten curly or wavy hair and then measure it. * Before cutting your hair make sure it is freshly washed and dried completely. Do not use any styling products on your hair. * Colored hair is accepted but only when it is colored with semi-permanent dyes, vegetable dyes or rinses. * Colored hair cannot be accepted if it is dyed with permanent color, is bleached with highlights, or chemically treated. * No more than five percent of your hair may be gray.
WHAT HAPPENS ON FRIDAY?
Only ONE person may chop your locks. We don't have room for more than that, so plan on one friend or family member to be your "cutting buddy".
If you're an STA student, you and your cutting buddy will be dismissed from class at 1:10 to get ready. Please watch the clock and tell your teacher you're on the dismissal list. You will not get a pass, and you will not be called out by Mrs. Jordan. Come to the theater ASAP-You will only have about 25 minutes to get your hair measured and ready to go.
If your cutting buddy is an STA student, they will also be dismissed at 1:10. They are responsible for putting ponytails in your hair and measuring those tails. The theater is BUSY during this time. We will have over 200 people in the auditorium preparing for the event (Over 100 people donating and 100 cutting buddies). Find an open spot in the theater or on the stage, and get to work, setting ponytails and measuring.....and taking pictures, of course:). In the past, people have found that it's easier to put hair in 5-6 smaller ponytails....it makes cutting easier and more efficient.
You will all line up in the commons and down senior hall....all the way to the library. YOU WILL NEED TO BE IN A SINGLE FILE LINE BEHIND OTHERS WHO ARE DONATING! YOUR CUTTING BUDDY WILL BE IN A SINGLE FILE LINE RIGHT NEXT TO YOU! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!
Example: (You are X and your buddy is Y)
all the way through the commons and down senior hall......
You will enter through the gym when it’s time for the “big cut” via the commons area. Have your cutting buddy carry your scissors, ruler, comb/brush, and your zip lock bag.
You will be guided as to where to sit by Sam Wolff and Andrew Cunningham. People donating will sit in the first row, and cutting buddies will sit directly behind you. (Example below....you are still X)
FRONT OF GYM
During the assembly will have three speakers and a video. At the end of the video, there will be a countdown from 10 to 1. On 1, your cutting buddy should START CUTTING. It's best if you can hold the ziplock bag...they can cut ponytails and hand them to you to place inside the bag. I know...this part is a little freaky, but we will have some senior boys come out and hand you a little surprise to make it easier.
When the process is done, please take your ziplock with hair to the FRONT OF THE GYM where you will hand your hair to a cancer survivor.
You are a ROCK STAR for doing this. It takes 6‐8 pony tails just to make one single wig. Enjoy your beautiful new look!!!!!
TO SIGN UP TO DONATE YOUR HAIR FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW
STA has collected over 1,000 hair donations since 2008!
Last year we also raised $5,000 for
making our total funds raised over $30,000 in the past 10 years.
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Pictures from 2017
Pictures from 2016
WIGS OUT INFORMATION!
Wigs Out is Friday, April 13, 2018 at 1:45 PM
The Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths campaign collects hair donations from the United States and Canada. The hair collected is turned into wigs and distributed to women who lost their hair due to the effects of chemotherapy needed to fight the cancer. The Pantene collected hair is crafted into beautiful natural hair wigs given to women for free! The average price of a well made human hair wig is approximately $1,200 and most insurance companies cover only a small percentage of the cost, if anything at all. For many of the women receiving a wig from the Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths campaign, the chances of having a well made human hair wig seemed impossible as the illness often causes finances to be exhausted. From celebrities, such as Hilary Swank and Diane Lane, to children like four-year-old Chloe Ferraro, people of all ages and from all walks of life are cutting their hair in response to Pantene’s call to action.
If you would like to donate your hair to this wonderful cause by joining thousands of others in their effort to donate one million inches of hair - eight inches at a time.
Hair Donation Requirements *
The minimum hair length donated must be eight inches when measured from the end of the ponytail to just above the elastic band that is holding it together. * It is all right to straighten curly or wavy hair and then measure it. * Before cutting your hair make sure it is freshly washed and dried completely. Do not use any styling products on your hair. * Colored hair is accepted but only when it is colored with semi-permanent dyes, vegetable dyes or rinses. * Colored hair cannot be accepted if it is dyed with permanent color, is bleached or chemically treated. * No more than five percent of your hair may be gray.
Why Hair Requirements are Needed
To make a natural hair wig it takes a minimum of six 8-inch ponytails. Because each person’s hair is unique, each ponytail must be processed. Once the processing is complete, the hair is dyed to create wigs that are natural looking and uniform in color. Hair that is chemically processed or colored with permanent dye is too delicate and fragile and breaks easily after processing and coloring. In addition, chemically processed, permanently colored and gray hair is more difficult to color and fades more quickly than other hair.
WHAT HAPPENS ON THE DAY OF THE CUT?
- Only ONE person may chop your locks.
- You and your cutting buddy will be dismissed from class at 1:20 to get ready. Come to the theater as SOON as you are dismissed from class. You will only have 20 minutes to get your hair measured and ready to go.
- You will all line up in the commons with the person cutting your hair
- You will enter through the gym when it’s time for the “big cut” via the commons area. Your cutting buddy will enter with your scissors, and your zip lock bag. We will have speakers, and a video. At the end of the video, there will be a countdown from 10 to 1. On one, your cutting buddy should START CUTTING.
- When the process is done, we will close with a prayer, and you have about 10‐15 minutes to freak out and have your picture taken. At the entrance to the gym there will be boxes for you to put your hair in for delivery to the wig makers! Please find a box and put your ziplock with your ponytails in one. You are a ROCK STAR for doing this. It takes 6‐8 pony tails just to make one single wig.
What you should bring to the theater?
NEW scissors (They will be the most sharp), a comb, a ruler, a zip‐lock bag with your name and address on it, skinny ponytail holders..lots of them.
Past Cancer charities
Children's Mercy Hospital's Cancer Unit
The Erin Andrea Wilson Foundation
The Ross Foundation
Braden's Hope (http://www.bradenshope.org/)
Strike Out Breast Cancer Foundation
Juliana Hendricks Foundation
2018 money raised will go to Missy's Boutique at the KU Cancer Center