Service to others is more than just words at St. Dominic High. More than 100 female students from the O’Fallon high school made personal donations to children they will never meet.
About 124 students donated over 90 feet of hair to children suffering from hair loss due to cancer or other illnesses. Eleven beauticians from the area volunteered their time to cut the students’ hair.
“We have a lot of friends who have been affected by cancer, including our own Sally Garrett who works for the school, so it was an emotional time for a lot of girls,” said Senior Kelli Viviani, who helped organize the event with fellow senior Emily Brown.
As part of an ongoing month of Pro-Life activity, the Student Council, pro-life Club and CRU, (Christ Renew Us) organized the hair donation through an organization called Children with Hair Loss. Viviani and Brown spearheaded the event with months of planning and organizing.
“We just wanted to make a difference,” said Brown.