PHOTOS: ‘Wigs for Kids’ Event at the Zoo

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CLEVELAND — Over 1,200 people braved the rainy weather Saturday for the 8th Annual Zoo Walk and 5K Run at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, benefiting ‘Wigs for Kids.’

Kids and adults got a new hairdo to help provide wigs to sick children.

Darian Burkett, 9, said this is the first time she has ever had a haircut.

“It’s great to donate your hair to someone who doesn’t have hair, because that’s just right for people. Donating hair means you’re doing a good thing for people who don’t have hair,” said Darian.

Guests at Saturday’s event also got a special surprise from superheros! Volunteers dressed in costumes and posed with participants of all ages for free in exchange for donations to ‘Wigs for Kids.’

Click here to learn more about the organization.