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Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank brought home the gold for playing tough-girl roles in Million Dollar Baby and Boys Don't Cry. In real life Hilary says she's a girly girl at heart. "I like putting my heels on, and my pretty dresses."

She also loves her long flowing locksbut that's about to change! For six months, Hilary has been growing and strengthening her hair by taking vitamins and moisturizingall for a good cause. She is donating her hair to Pantene's Beautiful Lengths campaign! The program takes donated hair and makes it into wigs for cancer patients. "I've had a lot of people in my life, loved ones and friends who have been devastated by cancer," Hilary says. "I'm really thankful for my health and I wanted to find a way to give back."

One in three women will be diagnosed with a form of cancer in her lifetime, Hilary saysmeaning 700,000 American women will face the diagnosis in just one year. The number one fear of 60 percent of these women is losing their hair as a side effect of the chemotherapy. "Eight percent won't get their potentially life-saving treatment because they don't want to lose their hair," Hilary says. "I thought, 'Here's my hair. Cut it off. Save your life!'"
FROM: Oprah's Great American Haircut
Published on November 02, 2007


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