NEWTON, Kan., (August 25, 2015) – Newton Medical Center (NMC) will host a fundraiser for the hospital that includes a hair donation to Locks of Love, a not-for-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children.

Doyle Detweiler, MD, a hospitalist at NMC, has agreed to cut more than ten inches of his hair if at least $5,000 is raised for the hospital by September 17. Proceeds will benefit the Sandra Qamar Nursing Scholarship, which was created in honor of Sandra Qamar, RN, MSN, who has served NMC in the role of nurse manager and teacher for more than thirty years.

“Funds raised will help provide assistance for NMC nurses to continue their education, and my hair will be used to make a custom hairpiece for a child battling a medical condition that causes hair loss, says Doyle Detweiler, MD. “I’m happy to be able to contribute to two great causes, all while having some fun.”

In addition, donors have a chance to personally cut Dr. Detweiler’s hair. For every $10 an individual donates, they will receive one entry into a drawing. To be eligible, entry tickets must be picked up prior to the event. The event will take place on Thursday, September 17 at 4 p.m. in the NMC cafeteria.

To make a donation, visit http://www.www.newtonmed.com/support-us/donate/ and make sure to include “hair cut” in the notes. Donations are also accepted by phone at (316) 804-6221.

About Newton Medical Center:

Newton Medical Center is a comprehensive 103-bed hospital in Newton, Kan., offering full-service medical care in Harvey and surrounding counties. For more information, call (316) 283-2700 or visit www.www.newtonmed.com.