Bainbridge girl, 8, prepared to go to “Beautiful Lengths” in teacher’s memory

BAINBRIDGE – In February of last year, Gina Haddad lopped off her lovely brunette locks in support of a charitable initiative looking to gather a million inches of hair to make natural wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments.

Now the Bainbridge-Guilford third grader is ready to do it all over again, this time in memory of a favorite teacher who passed away last summer after losing her own fight with cancer.

On Saturday, she will cut her hair once more, donating at least 8 inches to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. And she is challenging others to do the same, during the Second annual Hair to Spare Challenge. The event, organized by Gina’s mother, Robin Haddad, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 8 at the Bainbridge Town Hall.

“Last year ... with the help of the loving people of Bainbridge and the surrounding communities we were able to send in 52 ponytails,” she said. Robin Haddad and her younger daughter, Valerie also cut their hair during the first Hair To Spare event. All told, their local effort contributed 500 inches of hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.

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