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ASU student makes good on pledge to raise funds for cancer

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany State University student wasn't joking this April Fools Day when it came to raising awareness for cancer.

Twaneshia Sanders made a vow to cut off her hair Wednesday if students raised $3,000 for Relay for Life. On campus Wednesday afternoon, she made good on her promise to honor her sister, Talisa Mayfield, who died of cancer when she was 6-years old. With a few tears and with the help of stylists from Natural Hair Wonders, Sanders shaved her head.

"I want to bring awareness to the fact that there's a lot of people walking around with cancer or who have been affected by cancer and their subconscious of their hair because you know chemotherapy makes you lose your hair, so I feel like if they can walk around I want to be able to show them that someone understands your pain," said Twaneshia Sanders.

Students will collect donations through Friday. Students will hold their own Relay for Life from 4:00 PM Friday though 4:00 AM Saturday at Sanford Gym.

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