Hometown Hero--Jim Griffith

Jim Griffith shows off his new do.
Jim Griffith shows off his new do.

Some folks get a new "do," just for a new look, a style, or maybe a change of mood. But one Coastal Empire man is cutting his locks out of love, to help cancer patients. Jim Griffith is getting not-so-ordinary haircut. He had about 11 inches of hair that took over a year to grow. It was gone in minutes, to help make a wig for the Locks of Love program. It's an organization that helps cancer patients.

"I have a real good friend in Little Rock, Arkansas, who last year was diagnosed with breast cancer," said Griffith. "She beat it, but during the course of chemotherapy and radiation, she lost her hair."

This little bit Griffith can give will go a long way toward helping others.

"It's great, one of the best feelings in the world," he said. "My wife may not recognize me."

But his wife only had this to say: "I like it. I think it looks good."

Jim Griffith, this week's WTOC Hometown Hero.

If you'd like to nominate a Hometown Hero, you can drop us a line at the station: PO Box 8086, Savannah, GA 31412, or email mcihla@wtoc.com.

Reported by: Mike Cihla, mcihla@wtoc.com