Thursday, March 12, 2009

My Ponytail for Beautiful Lengths

Last week I cut my hair. I had just celebrated my 30th birthday, I needed a change, and I wanted to do something good. So I went to my stylist and asked her to cut off a minimum of 8" of my hair. That was the requirement for Pantene's Beautiful Lengths program.

In the past I have donated my hair to Locks of Love, which is a wonderful program for children suffering permanent hair loss. However, this time, I felt inclined to give my hair to this program, which makes wigs for women who are going through treatment for breast cancer. According to their website, eight percent of women are at risk of refusing treatment due to the fear of hair loss. Having a stylish wig can change this very scary fact, and it takes only six ponytails to make one wig. 48 inches of hair. That's all it may take to help one woman face her fears head on and feel better about herself while doing it.

I was able to donate 9.5" this time and will continue to donate my hair every other year as I have been for the last eight years. It's such a small thing for me to do to help another woman in need.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful idea from a beautiful lady - inside and out!


Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

I love the new 'you'!!!