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50-, 60-somethings help Locks of Love

April 17, 2014

Dan Macias, left, and Bill Smith, both of Waynesfield, admire their hair one last time before getting it cut to donate to Locks of Love. The men received their haircut Tuesday at Smith’s daughter’s salon in Celina. (Staff photo/John Bush)

CELINA — It’s rare for an adult to donate to Locks of Love.

It’s even rarer to find two men in their 50s and 60s to donate.

But for two Waynesfield residents, 56-year-old Bill Smith and 63-year-old Dan Macias, these facts mattered little, as long as they were helping people.

“It ain’t about me — what it’s really about is if this hair helps a cancer patient who can’t afford a wig, I think that’s great,” said Smith, owner of Smitty’s General Contracting in Waynesfield.

Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 21 with medical hair loss.

For Macias, who works for Smith, being able to help children with diseases is the best part.

“I like the idea of helping little ones,” he said. “I found out that a wig can cost $3,000 or more, so I like being able to donate to little kids with cancer who can’t afford one.”

In fact, hairpieces can cost anywhere from $3,500 to $6,000, according to the Locks of Love website.

For the full story, see the Thursday, April 17 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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