Hair A Thon


Hair-A-Thon 2023 Recap

The 9th Annual UM Health-Sparrow Children’s Center Hair-a-Thon took place on Saturday, September 30, 2023, and was a huge success! Hundreds of hair donations were collected to benefit to Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan and Children With Hair Loss, Michigan-based organizations that provide free wigs for children and adolescents who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment or other causes. Did you miss the event but are still interested in sharing your hair? Click the link below to download the Hair-a-Thon FAQs; information about donating hair outside the event is provided in the right-hand column. Or, as longer donations are always appreciated, consider growing your hair for another year!

Hair-A-Thon 2024

The 10th Annual Hair-a-Thon is tentatively scheduled for September 21, 2024. Please check this site closer to the event for updates.

Interested in helping out in other ways? If you are between 18 and 40 years old and want to join the National Marrow Donor Program to potentially save the life of someone with a life-threatening blood cancer or disease, please visit Be the Match. There is also information in the linked FAQ document (below) about making monetary donations to organizations that provide free wigs for youth.

We have donated thousands of ponytails and braids over the first nine years of the Hair-a-Thon and are grateful to all of the volunteer stylists, community members, and donors who continue to make the Hair-a-Thon a success each year. On behalf of the kids who benefit from the generosity of the Greater Lansing community, thank you for your ongoing support!

UM Health-Sparrow Children’s Center Hair-a-Thon FAQs

Have some general questions about Hair-a-thon? Feel free to review the helpful Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) PDF.

Contact Information

If you would like more information about hair donation, the UM Health-Sparrow Children’s Center Hair-a-Thon, or joining the Be the Match Registry, contact Cindy Meteyer at 517.364.2022 or Cindy.Meteyer@UM