St. Ursula students shed locks for love

St. Ursula Academy hosted a Locks of Love event Tuesday morning, helping children suffering from long-term hair loss.

Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hair pieces to children suffering from long-term medical hair loss resulting from any diagnosis. The event, held at the West Toledo high school, is a part of the school's Lenten service projects.

Students invited stylists from Camelot Salon in Holland to the Arrows' gym, where girls packed in to donate their long tresses.

Some students said they donated because they wanted a new look, and others knew someone that has lost their hair through chemotherapy and felt the need to give back.

"It's just another way I can do something for someone else,'s not like, it's permanent. It's going to grow back. So, it's not a big deal," said Freshman donor, Katie Duvielak.

The donated hair helps to revive sick childrens' self-esteem and confidence.