Sister act, a cut above

Hair today, gone tomorrow.

These three sisters from Richmond Hill agreed to cut their long locks last Saturday and donate their hair to children who have lost theirs during chemotherapy for cancer.

Saudia Mohamed, 12, left, inset, Safia Mohamed, 8, and Stacy Sanichara, 26, had what it takes to help some ailing kids, said Erna Blackman, co-founder of Butterflies By Blaq Inc., a nonprofit that supplies wigs free to children in need. Aracelis Unisex Salon on Atlantic Avenue donated its services to the project.

“Witnessing these three thoughtful sisters donate their hair is shining example of the compassion that exists within our community,” said Sherry Algredo, Community Board 9 Education chairwoman, who organized the event.

— Michael Shain