THERE IS NOTHING TO LOSE - Junior Viketan 12 . 02.2014

On Feb 4 World cancer Awareness Day,1 50 college girls from Madras Christian College tonsured their heads and donated the hair to make wigs for Cancer survivors. Cancer patients lose their hair during Chemotherapy and some patients even avoid treatment fearing hair loss. A wigs cost Rs 10,000 to 30,000 which the poor patients cannot afford. Hence the college girls organised an awareness called 'TANGLED' from Feb 4th to Feb 14th and as many as 150 girls registered .They roped in other colleges also for the noble venture. Rini , a 3rd year literature student who is one of the donors said that there was iniitally some hesitation and objection at home , but later they consented. Ramya , a 3rd year Philosophy student said that they came to know about 'Locks of Love' a similar venture in the US from the internet and thought of spreading the need for hair donation in India where there are more cancer patients. Maria  Shankar had breast cancer and when she lost her hair during the treatment was able to buy a wig for herself when she came to know about 'TANGLED', she came forward to donate her wig as now her hair is grown.