Wig Out Collects 92 Ponytails for Cancer Patients
By Ro Morse
PADUCAH, KY - Saturday's West Kentucky Wig Out was a huge success. The American Cancer Society collected 92 ponytails during the event at Paducah Middle School.
Tom Dolan, with the ACS office in Paducah, said, "To put this into perspective, the 92 ponytails measured a total of 962 inches, just longer than a locomotive and just under the length of a basketball court. The ponytails will be turned over to Pantene's Beautiful Lengths program, and they will then create human hair wigs that will be distributed to cancer patients free of charge."
Ashley Gossum from Mayfield gave her hair for the first tim during the Wig Out day. Steve Schwetman, an active Relay for Life organizer and part of the Bobby and Steve morning show on WKYQ, interviewed Ashley, "When I was a child, I had leukemia and lost my hair several times to the disease. It's just a way to give back now. I also help with the Graves County Relay for Life, and I help with the survivors. I can see where it would benefit those who have lost their hair. Hair means a lot to us, especially girls."