Cut-a-thon yields wigs for kids

Two Girl Scout Troops from Buda and the owner of Buda’s Salon One 12, Rebecca Acosta-Ojeda, partnered in a benefit to collect hair for wigs. It’s a project called Wigs for Kids, a program that has been providing hair replacement and support for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues at no cost to children or their families. Acosta-Ojeda and the Girl Scouts collected hair from 13 donors at a cut-a-thon this past Saturday at Salon One 12. The salon is one of the ambassador salons around the country that can be found on the website, where people get their hair cut and donate to the program. Donors must have at least 12 inches of hair to cut to be able to donate. The goal for the Acosta-Ojeda and the Girl Scouts is 20-40 wigs. They are accepting monetary donations, as well. Each wig prosthetic costs about $1,800 to make. For those wanting to get a haircut and donate, Salon One 12 offers half-price haircuts for eligible donors.


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