Cut Hair & Bring Hope to Cancer Patients

Reina & DomTEMECULA, Calif. — (Sept. 15, 2014) – Spa Pechanga inside Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. offers free haircuts and styles to anyone wanting a new ‘do and willing to donate eight inches or more of hair during the month of October. The month-long hair donation campaign is hosted in conjunction with the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program to collect as many ponytails as possible. The side effects of breast cancer treatment, especially hair loss, can be devastating to a woman’s psyche. 

Hair Washing Station at Spa Pechanga

The campaign coincides with October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The haircutting crusade encourages men or women whose hair is eight or more inches, not colored or bleached and not more than five-percent grey to give their hair to help a woman who has lost hers due to cancer treatment. All ponytails collected from Spa Pechanga will be given to the HairUWear® organization. The company 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. One free haircut and style per day Monday through Friday during the month of October will be available. Others wanting to donate hair may also do so. Reservations at Spa Pechanga are on a first come, first served basis. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Spa Pechanga at (877) 711-2946 or visit

“We are so excited to be able to do our part to help this very important cause,” says Gina Layland, Spa Pechanga 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 going through cancer treatment to feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside.”

This is the second year Spa Pechanga has held the October hair donation campaign. For more than a decade, Pechanga Resort & Casino has been a major supporter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The Centers for Disease Control show breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women and affects one in eight. American Cancer Society statistics show that one in three women will develop some form of cancer in her lifetime. The organization estimates that 790,740 new cases of cancer afflicted women in 2012. Hair loss, one of the most common side effects of cancer treatment, can be especially traumatic for a woman fighting cancer. Pechanga has long upheld a tradition of providing critical resources for those in need.