DSHA students go to great lengths to help women in need

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- There were cringes, shrieks and a few smiles as nearly 100 girls at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School cut off eight inches of their hair on Monday, January 28th. 

"'It`s really weird. It`s really different, but I`ll get used to it," sophomore Ellie Davies said.

This is the 13th year DSHA High School has held its Great Lengths Assembly.

This year, all of the donated hair is going to the non-profit Pantene's Beautiful Lengths, which creates wigs for women who lost their hair during cancer treatment.

"It's really inspiring to see girls want to give physically a part of them to help someone else," DSHA Director of Campus Ministry Kathleen Cullen said.

10-year-old Kiah Lang also attended the event and performed her own version of "Party Rock Anthem," called "Pecia Rock Anthem."

Lang is diagnosed with Alopecia, which is an autoimmune disease that prevents her from growing any hair.

"It makes me feel good that they want to be supportive for all of the people who don`t have hair and don`t want to go in public without hair," Lang said.

As sophomore Ellie Davies braced for the shears, she felt good about honoring Lang and some of her loved ones.

"I've had family members with cancer so I know I want to do it for them," Davies said.

Many of the girls had that same motivation.

"It`s for a good cause and I've had long hair for a while so I just wanted a change," sophomore Nicole Wlodarski said.

Now with the wind on their neck, these girls can hold their head high knowing they helped a woman in need.

Monday's hair donation from the girls at DSHA High School will make about 20 wigs for Pantene's Beautiful Lengths.