Nonprofit has charity walk at Benson Park for children fighting cancer

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Nearly a hundred people took part in a walk sponsored by Strands from the Heart in Benson Park on Saturday morning.

The participants donated for every kilometer walked and the proceeds went towards making wigs from human hair. The wigs are important because children can be bullied and laughed at if they lose their hair during cancer treatments.

“When they look good, they feel better, their grades improve. I just think it improves their self-esteem and they just know that they look good and that they are as close to normal as possible,” said Sonia Johnson.

Sonia Johnson says she makes the wigs out of human hair. Some children are allergic to synthetic materials from which many wigs are made. She also says that the average cost of a wig is around $200.

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