First Spa Pechanga Hair-A-Thon sees 15 donors and two cancer warriors

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Sisters Aaliyah and Alyssa Skarra donate hair in honor of their mother who beat breast cancer. Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Tears, wigs and haircuts could be found at Pechanga Resort Casino, Oct. 24, as 30 ponytails were donated and two breast cancer warriors received real-hair wigs during Spa Pechanga’s first ever Hair-a-thon. The Hair-a-thon brought out 15 hair donors eager to chop their long locks for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Janet Mroz and Kristin Berggren, clients of Michelle’s Place, a local cancer resource center, both received a donated wig for the first time. The side effects of breast cancer treatment, especially hair loss, can be devastating to a woman’s psyche. “I feel a little more of what I was before all of this started. I feel pretty again,” Mroz, who is undergoing breast cancer treatments, said. “When it does happen and you lose your hair, it’
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