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Give a little, give a lock

Tech. Sgt. Jenet Shaffner, 561st Network Operations Squadron, looks at her new short haircut after donating four, 10-inch locks of hair Jan. 24, at the Peterson Chapel. The Locks For Love, “Give a Little, Give a Lock” event gathered more than 19, 10-inch long locks of hair for children with long term hair loss illnesses. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jacob Morgan)

Tech. Sgt. Jenet Shaffner, 561st Network Operations Squadron, looks at her new short haircut after donating four, 10-inch locks of hair Jan. 24, at the Peterson Chapel. The Locks For Love, “Give a Little, Give a Lock” event gathered more than 19, 10-inch long locks of hair for children with long term hair loss illnesses. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jacob Morgan)

Kelsey Ciesielski from Paul Mitchell the School Colorado Springs gathers more than 10 inches of hair from Staff Sgt. Kendra Mauldin, 50th Space Wing, Jan. 24 at the Peterson Chapel for Locks for Love. The Locks For Love, “Give a Little, Give a Lock,” event gathered more than 19 locks of hair for children with long term hair loss illnesses. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jacob Morgan)

Kelsey Ciesielski from Paul Mitchell the School Colorado Springs gathers more than 10 inches of hair from Staff Sgt. Kendra Mauldin, 50th Space Wing, Jan. 24 at the Peterson Chapel for Locks for Love. The Locks For Love, “Give a Little, Give a Lock,” event gathered more than 19 locks of hair for children with long term hair loss illnesses. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jacob Morgan)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Seventeen women from Peterson and Schriever Air Force Bases showed up to donate hair to Locks for Love Jan. 24 at the Peterson Chapel.

Tech. Sgt. Jenet Shaffner, 561st Network Operations Squadron, organized the "Give a Little, Give a Lock" event with the Paul Mitchell the School of Colorado Springs in order to give service members an opportunity to donate hair.

Locks For Love provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged individuals under the age of 21 in the United States and Canada who suffer from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

"The 'Give A Little, Give A Lock' event was a great success," said Shaffner. "I want to thank all of the ladies who willingly parted with their hair; they will be giving a child a great sense of self-confidence with their donation."

Shaffner has donated hair three times during her Air Force career including in Afghanistan. She donates hair in honor of her mother, who died from pancreatic cancer. Paul Mitchell the School Colorado Springs agreed to bring five students and two teachers for six hours as part of their Be Nice or Else campaign to partner with the community.

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