Shawnee Dispatch

Council member also donates hair to ‘Locks’

July 1, 2009

Donna Gray isn’t the only Shawneean who has recently supported Locks of Love. Michelle Distler, Ward IV Shawnee City Council member, also gave 12 inches of her hair to the organization June 6.

Distler said she has been concerned about the issue since grade school, when she had a classmate who lost her hair because of an illness. A few years ago Distler learned about Locks of Love, and she decided to grow her hair out , remembering her classmate.

“This is something I definitely wanted to do, because I knew how (being bald) would affect her,” Distler said.

She said it took about three years to grow her hair long enough, since donations must be at least 10 inches. Distler said she decided she would like to continue growing her hair and make donations as often as she can.

Originally published at: http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2009/jul/01/council-member-also-donates-hair-locks/