Friday, August 04, 2006

Meiklejohn Gets Haircut for Charity

School Committee member and state legislative candidate Ben Meiklejohn has donated ten inches of his hair to Locks of Love, a non-profit that makes wigs out of donated natural hair, and provides them free of charge to children and adults who are suffering hair loss from cancer or other things.

Meiklejohn, a Green Party member who is running to represent Munjoy Hill and downtown Portland in the Legislature, said that the timing was good because of the recent hot weather, and the fact that he has been going door-to-door in the heat in his legislative campaign. He said that his hair doesn't even reach into a pony tail anymore.

This is the second time Meiklejohn has donated his hair to this organization, and since his hair grows back very quickly, he intends to donate throughout his lifetime – perhaps a dozen or more heads of hair. Heidi, from Timeless Hair Creation, who did the cut, said that two years is very fast and that most people take four years to grow back that much hair.


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