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33 Convent of the Visitation School Students And Staff Chop Hair For Cancer Patients (VIDEO)

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After beating breast cancer, Liz Hewitt wanted to make a statement.

A staff member at Convent of the Visitation school in Mendota Heights, Minn., Hewitt invited students and staff to join her on the auditorium stage to cut and donate their hair to Locks of Love or Beautiful Lengths, both organizations that make wigs for cancer patients, CBSlocal.com reports.

What she got was a group of 33 women, all cutting eight or more inches off in her honor.

"I knew I wanted to do it when she came up and made the announcement at our assembly," one of the students told the news source of donating her hair. "I was just like I think its something that I really should do."

Hewitt hopes this attention-getting endeavor lasts longer than the haircut.

"I am a breast cancer survivor, I would like the students to know how important it is to advocate for your health and I want them also to remember it," Hewitt said. "So in all the crazy things they have going on in their teenage lives, I thought I better come up with something pretty good to help them remember it."

To donate your hair to Lock of Love, click here, to get involved with Beautiful Lengths, click here.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article stated that the school's name was Covenant of the Visitation. It has been changed to Convent of the Visitation.

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