Mangaluru, Aug 30: Keeping in mind the impact of cancer in women, specially of hair loss, ‘Abhaya’ Women’s Forum of St Agnes PU College in collaboration with ‘Fly High’ charitable Trust and Prewinkle Ladies Beauty Parlour organized hair donation drive on Saturday August 27 in the college auditorium.
Sheryl Iona graced this occasion as the chief guest. The event host was Rhea Madan. The guests were welcomed by Joel Fernandes, faculty of Physics department. The speaker of the day Sheryl Iona highlighted the importance of hair donation and how the donated hair goes to make wigs for cancer patients and helps to enhance their self-esteem and bring smiles to their faces and gives them hope. Anvitha Shetty, a student and a cancer survivor, shared her experience of battling cancer.
As many as 16 girls and women donated 12 inches of their hair. While the youngest donor was an 8-year-old girl, the eldest was 43 years. People appreciated this initiative of bringing smiles on the faces of cancer patients.
The vote of thanks was rendered by Yashitha. The programme was witnessed by Sr Norine DSouza, the principal, Abhaya coordinator Dr Tressie Menezes, the staff and students of the college.