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Friday, September 11, 2020 - Sparrow Children’s Center Hair-a-Thon returns with a new look on Saturday

What: The sixth annual Sparrow Children’s Center Hair-a-Thon is one of the feel-good events of the year. Community members provide hair for free wigs for children and adolescents who have lost their locks due to cancer treatment or other reasons. The Hair-a-Thon, which coincides with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, is going to look a little different this year due to the pandemic. Instead of having their hair cut on-site, donors have been asked to get haircuts by their own stylist, placed in plastic bags, and then dropped off to volunteers stationed in front of the Sparrow Plaza Building (home of the Herbert-Herman Cancer Center). We still expect an outpouring of support from community members who relish the opportunity to spare their hair for a good cause. Interviews available with Sparrow Children’s Center organizers and volunteers and with donors.

Entrance of Sparrow Plaza Building (across from Sparrow Hospital), 1140 E. Michigan Ave. (Map it)

When: Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m. to noon.

Additional information:
Any reporter or media wishing to attend the event should contact John Foren, Spokesperson, Media and Public Relations, at 517.364.8093 or 517.256.1743.


Sparrow is Mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia, and St. Johns, as well as Sparrow Specialty Hospital, Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan Medicine through the Sparrow Children’s Center and with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit sparrow.org.

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