Teachers, parents, students and volunteers from Woodland Hills had their ponytails cut off for the sixth annual “Pony Up Cut-a-Thon” at Serrania Charter for Enriched Studies Elementary School.
This yearly tradition started with two-time breast cancer survivor Yevette Peterson. Her goal is to spread kindness and give hope to people battling cancer.
“I know how powerful it is when someone would do something kind for me because it gave me the push to keep fighting,” Peterson said.
Nearly 50 people dressed in pink had their 8-inch ponytail snipped by a hairstylist.
The 34-feet of hair will be used to make wigs for cancer patients at Children With Hair Loss.
Although there were nerves at first, people enjoyed their new look with pride, said Peterson.
“I’m so happy to give my hair to those people that don’t have hair,” said Nikki Gholikhani, a student.