Parkersburg, W.Va. (AP) -- A use has been found for thousands of plastic bottle caps residents across the state collected for cancer treatments before finding out the drive was a hoax.
West Virginia American Cancer Society Spokeswoman Amy Berner says hair and skin care company Aveda will use them to make new caps for its products.
A hair salon in Princeton will collect the caps. The caps can be mailed to Hairstudio, 313 Locust St., Princeton, WV 24740.
The news comes too late for Aleta Brace of Parkersburg, who collected more than 20,000 bottle caps. After finding out about the hoax a few weeks ago, brace took her caps to a recycling center.
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