Monday, July 1 2013, 07:44 AM EDT

 

Cutting Locks for a Good Cause

KETTERING -- Becca's Hair Salon in Kettering held a Cut-a-Thon to raise money for kids losing their hair.

The owner started the organization Hair for Kids, which helps children who have lost their hair because of illnesses like alopecia, lupus and cancer.

Becca Sanford has been a hair dresser for more than 40 years and says she was inspired to start the fund when she was watching the Children's Medical Network.

"I thought, why are these kids not wearing any hair? So I called Children's Medical Center and asked them if there was a need in our area to help provide children who are going through chemotherapy and other hair loss, and they said yes," Sanford said.

Becca fits the wigs for every child. Proceeds from Sunday's event benefit the Hair for Kids fund.

There will be another Cut-a-Thon on July 21 at the salon.