Mangaluru: The Centre for Social Concern (CSC) at St Aloysius College, Indian Catholic Youth Movement, central council, diocese of Mangalore, Caritas India, CODP Sparsha – Campaign Against Cancer and Mercy Beauty Academy organised ‘Beautiful Lengths’ hair donation drive here at Eric Mathias hall St Aloysius College on Tuesday December 21.
As many as 50 donors aged from 12 to 70 donated their hair.
Addressing the gathering, Fr Melwin Pinto, rector, St Aloysius College said, “We should actually honour the donors who have come forward to donate their hair for those who are suffering from cancer.”
Fr Dr Praveen Martis, principal, St Aloysius College, said, “This is a good initiative. We always need to give something who are in need and this is the best way to help someone who is suffering.”
Irene Pinto, a 60-year-old hair donor from Padavinangady said, “I have seen my sister in hospital suffering from cancer. She was worried about hair fall. Hence, I decided to donate hair. I grew my hair and donated it.”
Tapasvi from second year BA from St Aloysius College said, “This was in my mind from long ago. I started growing my hair for this day. I feel really happy to donate my hair to cancer patients.”
Aishwarya from 2nd year Masters in St Aloysius College said, “Being a biology student, I read about the cancer where they will have hair fall. So I decided to donate my hair to cancer patients.”
Lenet Gonsalves, programme manager, CODP, Fr Ashwin Cardoza, director, ICYM Mangalore diocese, CODP programme coordinator Shilpa, president of ICYM Mangalore diocese Jaison Crasta, Veena D’Souza from Mercy Beauty Academy and oncologist Dr Karthik was also present.
Jennifer Mascarenhas, dean, extension services, St Aloysius College welcomed the gathering,
Coordinator of Centre for Social Concern Philomena Fernandes proposed the vote of thanks and Mazel Fernandes compered the event.