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Resurrection College Prep Students Chop Locks for Cancer Patients

  More than 100 students donated at least eight inches of hair that will be used to make wigs.
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NORWOOD PARK — Short hair is all the rage at Resurrection College Prep High School.

School officials said 135 students at the all-girls Catholic school in Norwood Park braved a sharp pair of scissors to donate at least eight inches of hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths Program, which provides wigs for female cancer patients at no cost through the American Cancer Society.

The hair donations from Resurrection College Prep students will make approximately 22 wigs for women suffering from hair loss caused by cancer treatment, school officials said.

Ivana DiPiero Hair Studio in Harwood Heights and Salon M in Niles donated their services to chop the locks to be given away, days after the school's senior prom, school officials said.

Dubbed the ResPunzel Project, the effort began in 2009 and the number of students participating each year has grown, school officials said.

Heather Cherone discusses the program and the school's ultimate goal: