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Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Hi everyone…I NEED YOUR HELP! (I am sure I will post this one or more times)

I will make this short and sweet; I am donating my hair to locks of love, and looking for other volunteers.
WHAT WE NEED: 10” (or more) of hair
WHAT IS ACCEPTED: colored, permed, and layered hair
There is a link to the LOCKS OF LOVE site, located to the right – under sites to visit!

I am not trying to guilt anyone into doing this, although I think that everyone should donate! Charli is not old enough to use this organization, however if she would relapse – she may need this service.

This organization provides wigs and hair pieces to men and women (children and adults) who have lost their hair due to the cancer treatment process.

You could give them the gift of their confidence again. We are lucky that Charli is not old enough to understand the strands of hair as they fall out – but if she were a few years older, I can’t imagine how I could dry her tears, as she can’t brush her hair.

My goal is to find 10+ volunteers to join me in donating their hair. So far I have three adults and one child that will join this ‘fight’. Amanda, my sister-in-law, told me that the average persons hair grows ½” a month. This means that in 2008 we would all have enough to donate to this cause, and have our “old” look back!!

If you are interested in doing this with us, send me a note or get in touch with me somehow. I would like to keep track of everyone, and have all of our locks sent in together.

I know that we will reach this goal, and truly change the lives of several people – and what is better than that. I feel so motivated by this; I wish my hair could grow out over night!!!

Take some time to think this over, and please consider it. It doesn’t matter how long or short your hair is now…we will wait for your locks!


Anonymous said...

I actually did this in November. It felt great! I did have some trouble initially because the end of my hair had a little color in it and some salons won't take it, but in the end it all worked out! This is a great program! : )
-Erin Dunlay

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Sadie said...

count me in. :) my hair is just about to the middle of my back now, so let me know when you're planning on going in and having yours cut, and i'll make a trip to columbus to do it with you :)

Anonymous said...

Brenda, I can't imagine that my hair could ever be 10" long, but lots of my students have participated in this program. I think it is great. I will pass your request along. Hope your week continues to go so well. AJ

Anonymous said...

Emmalie my 11 yo is already planning to donate at the end of this summer, or whenever her hair is long enough. Can we save hers and send it in with the rest? She had her Charli shirt on again yesterday!


Anonymous said...

Daniel has already donated his hair once and it is about ready to donate again--count him in!

Shevy said...

Brenda- I'm a July mom from babyfit, haven't been on there in a long time though, and have been following Charli's progress through your blog. I will gladly cut my hair and send it to you. Are you starting to collect it now or do you want to wait to get them all at the same time?

Anonymous said...

I know I'm kind of behind on reading your blogs. I tend to read a month or so at a time.
I am happy to say that last October I donated over a foot of hair. I am glad it has gone to help out children like Charli. This is a great thing you are doing Brenda and everyone else. If I had enough hair now I'd do it again...if I did though, Charli and I would have the same hair cut :)