Determined 10-year-old sacrifices hair for cancer patients

Cassidy Chalk didn't even let a last-minute bribe from her father stop her from chopping off most of her hair.

CASSIDY CHALK had her hair cut at Xpressions Hair Studio in Comox so it could be used as wigs for cancer patients.

Cassidy Chalk didn’t even let a last-minute bribe from her father stop her from chopping off most of her hair.

The 10-year-old has been growing her hair for more than two years so she could cut it and donate it for wigs for cancer patients, and she finally did it last Tuesday at Xpressions Hair Studio in Comox, even after her father — who convinced her not to cut her hair last year — tried to bribe her the night before.

Chalk’s blonde hair had gotten down to her lower back, and Xpressions owner Michelle Belanger cut it to a shoulder-length bob. Chalk’s hair will be made into wigs for cancer patients through Locks for Love.

Chalk was inspired to cut her hair by her older sister, who cut her hair to help cancer patients a few years ago.

“I thought it was cool you could have a wig that was actually my hair,” she said.

Chalk, who last had her hair cut two summers ago, thinks it’s cool to know she is helping cancer patients, and she likes her new haircut, although she admits the shorter hair feels a bit weird.

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