Players take part in Pantene Beautiful Lengths

Pantene Beautiful Lengths Hair Cutting Event at P&G Beauty Championship Benefits Women Everywhere

ROGERS, AR - In celebration of women's health and the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship presented by John Q. Hammons, LPGA Tour players teamed up with Pantene Beautiful Lengths to help create wigs for women living with cancer. At the third annual ponytail cutting event held on Wednesday, September 9, ten LPGA Tour players and over 30 other volunteer hair donors had at least eight inches of their hair cut to create free, high-quality wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. The event took place at Pinnacle Country Club.

"We had a ton of people donate that we did not expect," said Lindsay Briggs, Marketing Specialist for Procter & Gamble. "We ran out of chairs for the donors. We had over 43 hair donors all together. Last year we had 19..."

In addition to the players donating their hair, several other LPGA Tour players participated as honorary cutters and many others stopped by to cheer on their peers.

"I decided to do it at the LPGA Summit when Tim Marrin at Procter & Gamble talked about Pantene Beautiful Lengths," said LPGA player Heather Daly-Donofrio. "I did think it would be longer, but once you commit to something you've got to do it. We talked it up quite a bit. We had two new players that we did not expect."

"I was all-in," said 18 year-old LPGA player Vicky Hurst. "I decided a month ago to do it. The last haircut I had was two years ago. It is the shortest my hair has ever been. It's a good cause. I've got too much hair and some people don't have any."

Four local salons donated their time to style each donor's hair after the cut was made.

The unique charitable campaign inspires individuals to grow, cut and donate their healthy hair to make free wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. These wigs, created by campaign partner HairUWear, are distributed to cancer patients free of charge. For more information on the program visit www.beautifullengths.com.




Read tweets from players who were getting their hair cut and some who were doing the cutting.
 
@TheChristinaKim
Going to see how the new haircut withstands the treadmill. Running was easy yesterday, hair all tied up.. Today, strands will be everywhere!
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@TheVickyHurst
Darnit, my hair didn't grow very much over night..
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@Stacy_Lewis
Umm... So my hair is really short!!!
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@TheVickyHurst
New hair cut is suuper short. Feels a whole lot lighter which is good.
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@Paige_Mackenzie
UMMMM....so my hair is really short http://bit.ly/pZtel
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@morganpressel
http://twitpic.com/h5cbd - Stacy's final look!!
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@jeehaeda
Just me... Still getting used to my new hair! http://twitpic.com/h59kv
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@jeehaeda
Me and tina post cut: http://twitpic.com/h59fj
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@jeehaeda
Donated 8" of my hair to pantene beautiful lengths tonight. It was pretty scary but my hair will go to someone who really needs it!
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@TheChristinaKim
Post cut http://twitpic.com/h55yh
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@morganpressel
Everyones hair looks great!! Such a great cause :)
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@JillyMcGilly
Heather Young and I at the Pantene Beautiful lengths hair cutting for wigs. Arkansas P&G event this week. http://mypict.me/Am6T
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@morganpressel
http://twitpic.com/h4v6q - Christina getting her hair ready!!
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@NicoleHage
Gonna go watch @thechristinakim and the other girls chop off their hair! So brave!
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@TheVickyHurst
Gotta go get my haiiiieerrr cut.:):). Can't wait:):):)8 inches...
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@TheChristinaKim
Less than one hour before I cut my hair, agh!!!!
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@Stacy_Lewis
Starting to get a little nervous about the hair cutting tonight...
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