Troup High School principal Chance Giddens got a haircut right before school started last year and did not plan to get another until the end of the year. When a man he admired and respected, the father of friend and current THS Teacher of the Year Johnny Hurd, passed away because of cancer last May, he began to wonder how he could make a difference in the fight against the disease. Giddens thought of his father’s two sisters, vibrant women who lost their auburn hair and then their lives to cancer, he decided to donate his hair. He asked Relay for Life coordinator Amy Brown to include his plan in her fund-raising efforts and raised more than $1,350 through the initiative. And he is also happy after 21 months of no hair cuts that a woman similar to his late aunts could benefit from it. The hair will be donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, a program that makes wigs for women who have lost their hair from cancer treatment. The student cutting Giddens’ hair is Hunter Hancock. The professional barber is Christy Franks of LaGrange Barbershop.