JCPenney Associate Donates Hair Despite Cancer Diagnosis
The first time Syamala Samanthula, an analyst on the JCPenney Customer and Supply Chain Engineering team, donated her hair to children with cancer was by chance. Having moved to Fort Worth, Texas, from Portland, Oregon, in 2000, she quickly discovered that Texas heat and her below-the-waist locks weren’t compatible.
“It was too hot for me to manage my long hair,” she laughed. While at the salon, a hairdresser asked if she’d be interested in donating her 17 inches of hair they’d cut off, and she