Employees Pony Up Hair for Cancer Cause


As long-time supporters of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraiser, members of Suddenlink’s Parkersburg, W. Va., team added a twist (and a cut) to their participation this year.

On April, 5, nine employees, three of their children and several friends went to a local hair salon to donate their ponytails to Locks of Love, a program that makes wigs for children who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatments.

When the cutting was done, 36 ponytails totaling 399 inches (more than 33 feet) were headed to Locks of Love. The Suddenlink-Parkersburg team also held a bake sale during the clipping, raising additional money for the Relay for Life event, which will be held locally on May 16 and 17.