The 2018 Sparrow Children’s Center Hair-a-Thon, held on September 15 in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, was a huge success! Thanks to the overwhelming support of the community, over 850 ponytails and braids were collected this year for Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan and Children With Hair Loss, both Michigan-based organizations that provide free wigs for children and adolescents who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment or other causes. Plans are underway for the 5th Annual Sparrow Children’s Center Hair-a-Thon in September 2019. Please check back here for more details.

If you would like more information about hair donation or the Sparrow Children’s Center Hair-a-Thon, click here to view answers to some of the frequently asked questions, or contact Cindy Meteyer at 517-364-2022 or

On behalf of the many youth who benefit from the generosity of the mid-Michigan community, thank you for your interest and support!