Wasco SP-RC inmates raise over $1,600, donate hair for cancer fight

By Sabrina Lynch-Aguiniga, Community Resources Manager
Photos by Television Specialist Rick Scott
Wasco State Prison-Reception Center

Inmates recently raised more than $1,600 and donated their hair in Wasco State Prison-Reception Center’s first Inmate Relay for Life on Facility A.

More than 105 inmates participated to collectively raising money for the American Cancer Society.

Several inmates completed trust withdrawals and contribution cards totaling $406.

They also contacted family and friends to participate by donating funds on a website created by the American Cancer Society.  The inmates were able to bring their total donation to $1,683.

Five inmates donated their hair to make wigs for cancer patients

Throughout the day, inmates were able to take in the cool breeze, listen to music, and get information relating to cancer from informational booths set up by medical, dental and mental health.

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2 Responses

  1. Lesley.schumann Wednesday, November 18, 2015 / 4:12 pm

    Great job! How very generous you are.

    • Lesley.schumann Wednesday, November 18, 2015 / 4:14 pm

      My sister passed away from cancer and before she died, she donated her own hair. 🙁

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