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  4/24/2013, Iyar 14, 5773

Lag Ba'Omer Upsherin to be Donated to Cancer Patients


The Lev Malka organization is organizing hair donations to be made into wigs for cancer patients. The festival of Lag Ba'Omer begins Saturday night and it is a traditional day for parents to give their three-year-old child a first haircut, referred to as an "upsherin" or "khalaka". The director of Lev Malka, Rabbi Aharon Aberman told Arutz Sheva news "a wig can give a good feeling to children with cancer who may be ashamed to leave their homes without hair."

A side effect of chemotherapy treatments is temporary hair loss.