In HollyWood you have to alter your appearance quite often if you’re as popular as Shailene Woodley is right now. The star is set to play a young-teenager battling cancer in the film adaptation of the best-selling book ‘The Fault in Our Stars’, because of that role, Woodley will have to shave her head. Just as she should, Woodley will be donating her film-grade locks to a children’s charity.
The actress is cutting off her long-hair this weekend as she prepares to play a teenager with cancer, but she’s giving them to a good cause. The best-selling author of the original book, John Green, broke the news on Tumblr stating that Woodley will be choosing the charity ‘Children with Hair Loss’ as the donor recipient of her hair.
Hair donations are quite common, though organizations like ‘Children with Hair Loss’ or ‘Locks of Love’ are always looking for more donations. There is usually a minimum requirement (measured in inches) since the hair is used to make wigs for children that lose their hair while undergoing cancer treatment. Men and women are encouraged to donate their hair, should they ever go for the big-cut.
The author states that the donation was Woodley’s idea, and he wasn’t sure if the film’s promoter (Fox 2000) even knew about the act, and wanted to spread the word, most likely with hopes that it will encourage others to do the same.
You can show your support, and help spread the message on Twitter or Tumblr, by tweeting the story and adding the hashtag #hairforhazel or #itgrowsback.
More info on the author and original book can be found at: amazon/johngreen