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Cheerleaders get "Locks of Love" cuts

July 13, 2009 2:28:59 PM PDT
High school students took time from summer vacations for Locks of Love. Some might say, it's among the highest forms of self-sacrifice for a teenage girl. And there's a very good reason why several young ladies lost their long locks for shorter hair-do's.

"We try to do some kind of community fundraising... This is something different that my sister and myself had done in the past," Stephanie Latronica, the cheerleading coach told Action News.

Stephanie Latronica is Assistant Coach for the Central Bucks East High School Cheerleading Squad. She and several cheerleaders decided to get involved with the "Locks of Love" charity organization. So Monday they met inside "Essentials Hair Salon" in Doylestown to gather their donations.

Some of the girls were excited about their new look, others were a bit less enthusiastic.

"I kind of wanted a change with my hair," Justine O'Connell said, "It's good cause (and it's) cool to do it."

Some had a few trepidations about the cuts. "I've always had my hair long my whole life," said Chandler Buchanan," So i was kind of nervous. But it's going to a good cause. It was worth it."

The good news is they have 6 weeks to grow, at least some of it, back before class is back in session.

You can find out more about Locks of Love at their website.

Of if you have any questions please feel free to call Amy Manning at (267) 205-9446 or Stephanie Latronica at (267)566-6651.

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