National, International Pageant Queens to Attend Hair for Hope

September 22nd, 2011 by Lorrie Walker in Special Event

Mrs. America 2012 April Lufriu and Mrs. Galaxy International 2012 Kellie Lightbourn will attend the third annual Hair for Hope, a “hairoic” cut-a-thon to benefit women battling cancer Oct. 13 at Michael Rose Hair Designs.

Mrs. America and Mrs. Galaxy International will be available for photo opportunities and autographs.

Photo Courtesy of Ted West

Photo Courtesy of Ted West

Lufriu, a Tampa resident, was crowned Mrs. America in February, and is the national spokeswoman for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, and the Tampa Bay Chapter president.

Lightbourn was crowned in August. This isn’t her first time attending the annual Hair for Hope event. She was in attendance last year, when she held the title of Mrs. Florida America 2010.

This also isn’t Lightbourn’s first exposure to charity cut-a-thons. While she held the title of Miss Virginia USA 1999, Lightbourn cut off 13 inches of her auburn locks so a wig could be made for a 12-year-old girl who suffered from alopecia areata, as disease that causes hair loss and has no cure.

“I’m thrilled to have these two beautiful, talented women attend the event,” Rose says. “They have such a heart for their communities.”

Hair for Hope is 5:30-8 p.m. and is free to the public.

Participants are needed who will cut at least 8 inches of their hair, which will be donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths and used to make wigs that are distributed free through American Cancer Society wig banks nationwide to women undergoing cancer treatment.

All participants will receive a free basic haircut and a coupon for $5 off their next haircut at Michael Rose Hair Designs.

Light refreshments will be provided, with donations given to the American Cancer Society. A variety of vendors also will be on-hand.

For more information or to sign up to donate your hair, call Lorrie Walker Communications, Inc.: (863) 614-0555 or e-mail: lorrie@lorriewalker.com.

Michael Rose Hair Designs is located at 3139 S. Florida Ave. in Scottsdale Plaza across from the Dunkin’ Donuts in Lakeland.

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