Helping Cure Cancer, a Snip at a Time

Becky Navarette and Wendy Buxton-Andrade Holding their Hair on High

The kick-off meeting for the annual Lamar Relay for Life event was highlighted with two haircuts this past Monday evening, January 21 at the United Methodist Church.

Wendy Buxton-Andrade, Prowers County Commissioner, and Becky Navarette, Case Aid Employee for Child Welfare in Prowers County, donated lengths of their hair to be used for wigs for cancer patients.

This was not the first time for either woman as Navarette said she donates about every three years and Andrade said she has given her hair before and was doing so this time in honor and memory of two persons, a friend and a relative, who had succumbed to the disease. 

The ‘Locks for Love’ haircuts were done by Rendi Chick of the Hair Gallery in Lamar, taking about 10 inches from Andrade and by Ruthie Adamson from Shear Diva’s Hair Company, snipping away 15 inches from Navarette.  Both women still had sufficient lengths for future styling. 

Chrissie Stegman from the Lamar Relay for Life explained that the hair is cleaned and treated after it is sent to Pueblo and from there donated hair is used for generic wigs as needed for clients.  Stegman said there have been several committee meetings over the past several months, but Monday night was the Kick-Off gathering for the annual June Relay held at Savage Stadium.   Stegman said this year’s theme is, “Hope Big, Dream Big, Relay Bigger”.

By Russ Baldwin

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