Hair A Thon


The 7th Annual University of Michigan Health at Sparrow Children’s Center Hair-a-Thon will be on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 from 9 a.m. to noon outside the entrance of the Sparrow Plaza Building (Herbert Herman Cancer Center), 1140 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. Due to various factors, this will be a drop-off, donation event only. Volunteers will be on site to collect pre-cut ponytails and braids.

Hair donations go to 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.

If you would like more information about hair donation or the Children’s Center Hair-a-Thon, view these FAQs or contact Cindy Meteyer at 517.364.2022 or

During these challenging times, there are still children right here in Mid-Michigan and beyond who are suffering the trauma of hair loss. We are thrilled to have collected thousands of hair donations during the first six years of the Hair-a-Thon and appreciate the Greater Lansing community’s ongoing support!