December 7 was a historic day for the United States and Delaware. It was the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that plunged the United States into World War II. It was the day Delaware became the first state in 1787 by ratifying the new US Constitution. And this year, the date marked a return to normal for Dover resident Dr Ron Sarg after a 22-month hiatus from hair salons due to COVID-19 concerns and his immunosuppressed state as a as a cancer survivor.
Sarg, a 77-year-old retired USAF Colonel and member of the Delaware Veterans Commission, suffered occasional teasing from fellow Commissioners about his ponytail and how it looked like Ben Franklin. But there was another reason for the long delay in her visit to the JK Tangles hair salon in Dover. Her hair had to be at least 10 inches long to be donated to Locks of Love.
Since 1997, Locks of Love’s mission has been to restore self-confidence and normalcy to children with hair loss by using donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prostheses free of charge to financially disadvantaged children.
“This simple community outreach effort has been a real privilege and pleasure to safely and painlessly dedicate my hair to other cancer survivors who might use it more than I do,” Sarg said, “It was a solution win-win for everyone. “
JK Tangles store owner Jesse Allen was happy to help, and carefully cut and collected the gray strands into a donation package.