When Jamie Ludtke saw Locks of Love featured on "The Montel Williams Show," her heart went out to children who had lost their hair due to disease.
"I thought, my hair grows really fast. I need to do that," Ludtke said. That was July. On Friday, Sept. 2, hairdresser Kristy Sauder at Backstreet cut off a bit more than 10 inches of Ludtke's hair.
Locks of Love is a nonprofit organization that uses donated hair to create hairpieces that are given to financially disadvantaged children 18 years and younger suffering from long-term medical hair loss.
According to Locks of Love the majority of all hair donated is by children, but anyone with real hair -- straight or curly may donate a 10-inch or longer ponytail. Hair that is gray or unsuitable for children is sold at fair market value to offset the cost of manufacturing the wigs.
Sauder said that over the years she has had several men just drop in to have their hair cut off so they could donate it.
Locks of Love can be reached at (888)896-1588 for more information.