TEMECULA, Calif. — (Sept. 8, 2017) – Men & women with long hair can get a brand new haircut and style for free AND do a lot of good for someone else. Spa Pechanga offers free haircuts & styles for anyone wanting to cut and donate 8 inches or more of their hair. All throughout October, those wanting a shorter cut can make an appointment at Spa Pechanga.

Call (877) 711-2946. For more information, visit Pechanga.com/indulge/spa.
Appointments for hair donations and styles are based on availability. Guests may also drop off ponytails to Spa Pechanga.

The campaign coincides with October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The side effects of breast cancer treatment, especially hair loss, can be devastating to a woman’s psyche. The haircutting crusade encourages men or women whose hair is eight or more inches, not colored or bleached and not more than five-percent gray to give their hair to help a woman who has lost hers due to cancer treatment. All collected ponytails from Spa Pechanga will be given to the HairUWear® organization. HairUWear turns all usable hair donations into real-hair wigs and distributes them for free to female cancer patients through the national network of American Cancer Society® wig banks.

“We are so excited to be able to do our part to help this very important cause,” says Samantha Mansell, Spa Pechanga Assistant Manager. “There are so many women across the country who can be helped by the kindness of a stranger donating their locks. We hope we can help at least a few ladies enduring cancer treatment to feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside.”

This is the fifth year Spa Pechanga has held the October hair donation campaign and to date, nearly 200 ponytails have been collected. It takes five to six ponytails to make one real-hair wig. For more than a decade, Pechanga Resort & Casino has been a major supporter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation in its region. Over the last five years, resort/casino employees have donated more than $150,000 to the fight against breast cancer and toward raising awareness.

The Centers for Disease Control show breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women affecting one in eight. The organization statistics show more than 200,000 women get breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die from the disease each year. Hair loss, one of the most common side effects of cancer treatment, can be especially traumatic for a woman fighting cancer.

Spa Pechanga is open Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.