San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas
The Multidisciplinary Association of Women for Social Development (AMMUDES) AC, carries out the initiative “Donate your Hair”, each lock of hair is intended to make oncological wigs, reported Mitzi Fuentes Gómez, president of said organization.
She stressed that this 2021, AMMUDES carries out the hair donation campaign to make wigs for patients and children who are undergoing cancer treatment. Because of this, the braids will be taken to the state DIF in the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, where the wigs are made.
“This is an act of humanity, it is learning to let go of something of ourselves that helps other people; We are very pleased that the population responds, especially the children who, in the company of their parents, contact us and hand over their locks ”, he indicated.
She said that anyone can donate their hair, as long as they follow the following guidelines: have a length of 25 centimeters or more, braided and tied by a rubber band, (when cut) and another at the end of the hair, that is clean and dry.
“Hair must be tied in a ponytail, colored or permed hair is acceptable. This campaign is permanent, so we invite the population to join this cause, they can contact us on the Facebook page AMMUDES AC, where we will give them more information, “she said.
Finally, Mitzi Fuentes explained that some women who are subjected to chemotherapy or radiotherapy generally lose their hair, therefore, to improve their self-esteem and well-being, they carry out this campaign with the support of the public.