Fourth Annual Hair for Hope is Oct. 11

September 18th, 2012 by Lorrie Walker in Uncategorized

LAKELAND, FLORIDA—We are excited to announce that we will host the fourth annual Hair for Hope on Thursday, Oct. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Hair for Hope is a “hairoic” cut-a-thon to benefit women battling cancer that we host annually in October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month at our salon.

We invite you to participate and to invite your friends to get involved, too. Participants agree to donate at least 8 inches of hair.  You hair must be freshly washed and be free of hair care products. It must not be bleached, permanently colored or treated with any kind of chemicals, and it cannot be more than five percent grey.

In exchange for your kind donation, you will get a free haircut and receive a $5 off coupon for your next visit. Last year, close to 50 people donated hair, and we have set a goal to surpass that number this year.

Donated hair collected during the event is shipped to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which makes wigs from it. Those wigs are given to women battling cancer via American Cancer Society wig banks located throughout the country, including one right here in Lakeland. It takes about six ponytails to make one wig.

These wigs help women dealing with cancer to restore their self-confidence and make them feel a little more normal, Michael Rose says.

“This event is near and dear to me because I lost my mother to cancer,” he says. “I host this event every year because it allows me to give back to a cause that I care about. It is a perfect fit for me because I cut hair and the American Cancer Society needs wigs made from real hair. I’m glad I can help a cause that affects so many.”

For more information or to sign up to donate hair, please give us a call: (863) 648-1326.

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