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Mangaluru kid donates hair for cause of cancer patients

Mangaluru kid donates hair for cause of cancer patients

Mangalore Today News Network

 Mangaluru, Feb 18, 2017 : Two and a half year old Arnav from Mangaluru has joined  hands in the task of wiping the tears of those who lose their hair during cancer treatment.  His Chaulopanayana, a ceremony of cutting the hair of a child for the first time as per   tradition  in the GSB community was  conducted in a unique way by his parents  Ashwin Prabhu and Shreelatha Prabhu, residents of Mannagudda. Instead of  offering  the scissored hair to the Homa Kunda as per tradition, the parents of Arnav have  donated the hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths which prepares wigs for  cancer patients.



Arnav 1

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As per the rules of the company the hair of a donor need to be of minimum 8 inch long, while Arnav’s hair measured nearly 10 inches.

In case of Arnav’s Chaulopanayana only two strands of his hair were  offered to the Home Kunda as per tradition while the  rest was packed as per the company guidelines to be  sent as donation.

Before donation, the hair has to be shampooed. After blow dry, the  cut hair is wrapped in a plastic and then sent to be sent to Pantene Beautiful Lengths Centre in America. Along with it the photograph of the child before hair cut and after hair cut has to be sent.

The donors also have an option to suggest  to donate the wigs to any nation and Arnav’s parents have requested  Pantene  Beautiful Lengths that the  wig prepared out of his hair be donated to cancer patients in India.

Pantene Beautiful Lengths has also confirmed that  Arnav is the youngest to donate hair to them, informed Arnav’s parents.

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Comments on this Article
william fernandes, Mangaluru Sat, February-18-2017, 4:41
May God bless the child and keep him safe and healthy always . We have to be thankful to the family there are very few people
Ashalatha S, Sullia Sat, February-18-2017, 4:24
We have to Thankful to parents of Arnav for donating the hair
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