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Woman Shaves Head for Cancer Victims

By: Abbie Schrader Email
By: Abbie Schrader Email
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22 year old Kaitlyn Demetro and her sister, Heather, decided last year to raise money for relay for life after their dad was diagnosed with cancer.

In an effort to encourage donations to their team, Notorious C.U.R.E., Kaitlyn came up with a bargain.

"I said if we got $1000 I would shave my head and donate my hair to locks of love," says Kaitlyn.

Friday afternoon the girls were at the halfway point of their goal, but Kaitlyn decided she'd shave her head anyways.

"I think it's just a really good cause and no matter if we raised money or not it's just a really good thing to do."

That's when their boss decided to donate the rest of the money the girls needed to reach their goal.

"People don't realize how much their hair is a part of their identity. And I just wanted to hopefully give that back to someone who has lost their hair."

With her sister standing by, the scissors were out and the hair began to fall.

"I'm just really happy to do it and I feel really honored to have the opportunity to do it for such a good cause."

Heather is amazed by her sister's brave act of kindness.

"I'm so proud of her. I've never had a feeling like that before and she's not doing it for recognition. She's doing it just because it's the right thing to do. It's just part of the reason that I'm so glad she did it and so proud of her for it," says Heather.

Kaitlyn adds that she would do it all over again.

"I really want people to know about the cause so they can donate or shave their head or just be aware of it."
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Millions are battling cancer everyday, and the treatment causes many to lose something very important to them - their hair.

A local woman cut all of hers off Friday to give it to those who need it most.

Kaitlyn DeMetro, 22, has been raising money for her Relay for Life team with her sister.

They began last year after their dad was diagnosed with cancer.

Kaitlyn decided if they reached their goal of raising $1,000 she would shave her head completely to donate to Locks of Love.

Friday morning they were at $500 but Kaitlyn decided she would shave her head anyways.

Then Friday their boss donated the the rest of the money to reach their goal.

"On Facebook I put that people don't realize how much their hair is a part of their identity," says Kaitlyn. "So I wanted to hopefully give that back to some one who has lost their hair due to cancer."

Kaitlyn even received a special text message from her dad as she went in to shave her head.

She says she would do it all over again.

The Relay for Life is next Friday at City Park.


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