Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 3, 2013

Putting cancer in his cross hairs

DALTON, Ga. —

From the look on Logan Tunnell’s face it clearly was a disturbing moment. The shock of watching his long, flowing blond hair chopped off was disturbing.

Then a smile emerged.

Logan and his brother, 3-year-old  Tyler, sat patiently as their stylist clipped, buzzed and tamed their  hair, most of which will be donated to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program. The HairUWear company will use the locks to create wigs for women who have lost their hair during chemotherapy.

Logan didn’t have much to say after his haircut at the Hair House recently, but one thing was clear: Shorter was better.

“I like it,” he said after hopping off the barber chair.

The boys’ mother, Brandy Tunnell, said she allowed her sons’ hair to grow to a length almost reaching nine inches because she liked it that way. “People commented on how pretty their hair was,” she said.

There was another reason as well. A family friend who was going through the chemo process had reached the point where she needed to wear a wig. In the end, though, she lost the battled to the dreaded disease.  

The Tunnells will be participating in this year’s local Relay for Life, a major fundraising activity that supports cancer research. “We just want to encourage folks to attend,” Ben Tunnell said.

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Details for this story were provided by The Dalton (Ga.) Citizen.

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