Hair A Thon


The 8th Annual Sparrow Children’s Center Hair-a-Thon in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 from 9 a.m. to noon in the first floor lobby of the Sparrow Plaza Building, 1140 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, across the street from Sparrow Hospital. Volunteer stylists will be on site to provide free haircuts for donation and free parking is available in Ramp B.

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. While most hair donations are made on a walk-in basis at the Hair-a-Thon, we do offer a limited number of appointments. 

For those who prefer, volunteers will be in front of the Sparrow Plaza Building during the Hair-a-Thon to collect pre-cut ponytails and braids on a drive-up basis.

We have donated thousands of ponytails and braids over the first seven years of this event. On behalf of the many youth who benefit from the generosity of the Greater-Lansing community, thank you for your ongoing interest and support!

Sparrow Children’s Center Hair-a-Thon Flyer

Check out this year's flyer (PDF) for all of the event details.

Sparrow Children’s Center Hair-a-Thon FAQs

Have some general questions about Hair-a-thon? Feel free to review the helpful Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) PDF.

Contact Information

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

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