Students gave hair to cancer victims during annual assembly

Sisters Skyler and Sydney Moser have their hair cut by Kristin Morrisey and Kelli Boylen during Friday’s Cancer Awareness assembly at MFL MarMac High School. (John Jensen/The Outlook photo)

   MONONA — Ten MFL MarMac High School students gave their own hair to help people they will never meet during the school’s annual cancer awareness assembly Friday morning.

   The 10 girls gave varying lengths of their hair, which will be given to the foundation Hair We Share. Hair We Share will then use the hair to make wigs for women who have lost their hair while undergoing cancer treatments. It takes between 20 and 30 ponytails to make a single wig.

   Kristin Morrissey volunteered to cut underclassmen’s hair and prepare each of the girls’ hair for the event while Kelli Boylen cut seniors’ hair in memory of her son Samson, who lost his battle with leukemia three years ago and would have been a senior this year.

   Student Council member Emma Ammons spoke about the effect of cancer during the assembly, noting that nearly everybody knows somebody who has been affected by the devastating disease. She also issued a challenge to her fellow students as the assembly began and then circled back to the challenge before dismissing her classmates.

   “Do not wait to take a look at your life, to readjust and realign those priorities,” she said. “Time often cuts shorter than what we expect. Do not take your life or your time for granted. As we go through the session today, listen closely to the words that will be spoken, take a look at your life and take time for the truly important matters.


For more of this story see the Jan. 30 Outlook