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[Photo Story]: Volunteers Donate Their Hair On Stage During THON 2017

Every year, volunteers donate their hair on stage #FTK. Cutting all your hair off can be an emotional experience by itself — add thousands of other student volunteers and THON children to the mix and you have a perfect recipe for a life-changing experience. We compiled some photo evidence for all those who couldn’t be in the BJC to witness it:

Donors nervously wait for their hair to be chopped off. (Photo: Joe Whitman)
BEFORE: A THON volunteer shares her emotions with the crowd as her hair is cut off. (Photo: Joshua Lee)
AFTER: She looks great with her new haircut #FTK. (Photo: Joshua Lee)
Donors react as their hair is cut off in front of thousands in the BJC. (Photo: Joe Whitman)
The Nittany Lions shows his support for the donors. (Photo: Joshua Lee)
THON volunteers stood together on the stage to reveal all of the hair donations. (Photo: Joe Whitman).
THON Volunteers celebrate and flash their hair to the crowd. (Photo: Joe Whitman)

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Katie Klodowski

Katie is a senior from Pittsburgh, PA and a retired editor at Onward State. Currently, she works as a staff writer. True to her hometown, she is a fan of Steel City sports but also uses her ballet and music training to be a tough critic of all things artsy. The fastest ways to her heart are through pizza, sushi, and a solid taste in music (this means no Taylor Swift). To be constantly razzle-dazzled, follow her on all social media forms at @KatieKlodowski


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