By Elizabeth Willoughby on
This isn’t the first time she’s gone under the scissors for Beautiful Lengths – she grew her hair to have it cut on Oprah last year for a wig. Now, since she had her hair cut for a role in a new movie, she has just donated again.
The statistic of one in three women being diagnosed with cancer has hit Swank’s family hard. She said, “I have lost multiple family members to cancer and witnessed their struggle first hand.”
The struggle, though, is more than just against the disease. Of the 700,000 American women who will be diagnosed with cancer this year, “Eight percent won’t get their potentially life-saving treatment because they don’t want to lose their hair,” said Swank. "Here’s my hair, save your life!
“I hope that my contribution will help to inspire others to get involved in whatever way they can,” she says. “I’m really thankful for my health and I wanted to find a way to give back. You just need to have eight inches to donate.”
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