Trumbull: Ponytails are coming off for pediatric cancer
TRUMBULL — Some students and teachers at Trumbull High School are walking around now with a lot less hair.
It’s not that they decided en masse to bob their hair. The reason why their ponytails are having a date with the scissors was to raise money for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which is September.
Regina Misercola and Maggie LoSchiavo, both students at Trumbull High School, are leading the effort. Every week in September, several participants of the fundraiser are cutting their ponytails and donating them for wigs for child cancer patients, while pledge money, donated to Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer, which benefits pediatric cancer research.
“This week we had two students who had their ponytails taken off, plus one teacher who shaved her head,” Misercola said. “What was left she dyed pink.”
She said that the effort has raised $18,000 now so far; the goal is $25,000. In all, 42 student and teachers are participating in the hair-cutting fundraiser.