Hair for Hope 2012: A Cut-a-Thon to Benefit Women Battling Cancer
Posted on October 3rd, 2012 by Rebecca Thompson
Michael Rose Hair Designs on South Florida Avenue in Lakeland is thrilled to host the Fourth Annual Hair for Hope on Thursday, October 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. This “hairoic” cut-a-thon will benefit women battling cancer. Last year, about 50 participants donated hair, and this year, we hope to achieve a new record.
Who can participate?
Participants must have a minimum length of 8 inches to donate. The day of the event, hair must be clean and product-free. Also, hair that is bleached, permanently colored or treated with any type of chemical will not be accepted. Hair that is more than five percent grey will also not be accepted.
Why should I participate?
Along with the joy of helping others, those donating hair will receive a free haircut and a $5 off coupon for their next visit to the salon.
What happens to the donated hair?
Donations are given to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, which will make wigs from the donated hair. Through The American Cancer Society and wig banks located across the country, wigs are then given to women battling cancer. For a better understanding, it takes about six ponytails in all to make a single wig.
Where can I find more information about the event, and how do I sign up?
For more information or to sign up to donate hair, call media spokeswoman Lorrie Delk Walker at Lorrie Walker Communications, Inc.: 863-614-0555.
Aside from the haircuts, vendors, food and other festivities will also be taking place. Even if you are not donating hair, there is still something for you. Tell your friends, stop by the event and support a great cause on Thursday, October 11 at the 4th Annual Hair for Hope!