DSHA students, staff donate hair to 'Children with Hair Loss' non-profit

NOW: DSHA students, staff donate hair to ’Children with Hair Loss’ non-profit

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- An annual event is giving a special gift to kids battling cancer and other illnesses. 

More than 100 students and staff are donating their hair. 

Divine Savior Holy Angels High School held its "Gr8 Lengths Assembly" Monday, Jan. 27. 

Donors gave at least eight inches of their hair to the non-profit "Children with Hair Loss." DSHA is an all girls school in Milwaukee.

"For a while I just didn't like my long hair and thought it'd be better if someone else could use it, since it's just for style and I think other people will need it more than I do," said senior Arianna De La Torre Ancehez.

The high school has contributed over 1,800 ponytails over the past 20 years. 

That has a total value of a half a million dollars.

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