Locks for Love: Valentine's Day Event

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POSTED: Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 2:17pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 3:15pm

Four year old Katelyn is a pre-k student in the Los Fresnos school district. She's one of about two dozen others who took part in a Locks for Love, Valentine's Day event at Dora Romero Elementary School.

This is the schools second year for the event, but the first year it's been tied to the February 14th holiday.

"Valentine’s Day is about showing your love, what better way to show your love than to donate your hair," said Dora Romero School Counselor, Rosie Garcia.

Hair stylists from Citi Cutz Salon and SCI cosmetology students donated their time...to help these gals donate their locks.

"I wanna give some hair to people who have cancer," said six year old Gloria Tovarez.

An invitation to the Locks for Love event was sent out across the school district. Organizers say men, women and children came out to show their love in the cut for a cause event.

One of the requirements for donating hair is that it must be ten inches before getting it cut.

For some of these Locks for Love donors, this day has been on their calendar since last year.

"I been waiting for a long time to do this," said eight year old Sarah Hinojosa.

Sarah's mom said Sara was against getting even her split ends trimmed because she wanted to make sure her hair was long enough for this year's donation. So they've let it grow and grow for the past 365 days!

Similar story, different donor.

"My grandma had cancer and she needed a wig and my hair is grown now so I decided to cut my hair because of that," said 13 year old Corina Medina.

Medina happens to be the granddaughter of Dora Romero, whom the elementary school, where the Locks for Love event was held, is named after.

So with their new looks, we asked a few of the little sweethearts how they felt...the best answer....

“Fabulous!” said six year old Katelynn Hinojosa.

And remember the other cute little Katelyn? She's now rocking a cute little bob... as her locks are now on their way to some on in need.

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