ABOUT LOCKS OF LOVE
This event will benefit Locks of Love, a not-for-profit organization that provides recipients with a custom,vacuum-fitted hairpiece made entirely from donated human hair. The vacuum fit is signed for children who have experienced a total loss of scalp hair and does not require the use of tape or glue. Most of the applicants suffer from an autoimmune condition called alopecia areata for which there is no known cause or cure. Others have suffered severe burns or injuries or endured radiation treatment to the brain stem or other dermatological conditions that result in permanent hair loss.
The organization, which began operation in 1998, has helped over 2000 children since its first year of operation. Thousands of bundles of donated hair arrive as a result of the national publicity that Locks of Love receives in newspapers, magazines, and television programs. Children comprise over 80 percent of the donors, making this a charity where children have an opportunity to help children.
Donated hair is evaluated for its usefulness according to the following guidelines:
-It must be at least 10 inches in length
-It must be bundled in a pony-tail or a braid
-Bleached hair cannot be used. Hair that has been dyed or permed can be used.
Monetary donations to Locks of Love are tax deductible.
For more information about Locks of Love,
please call (561)-963-1677, or 1-888-896-1588 for toll-free recorded information
Visit our their web site at http://www.LocksofLove.org
This event would not be possible without the generous support of the following sponsors:
Framations Art Gallery Primary Sponsor
Metro The Salon Primary Sponsor
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American Car Foundry (ACF)
Street Scape Magazine
Missouri Botanical Gardens
St Charles Convention & Visitor's Bureau
The Dance Closet & Performing Arts Centre
R.T. Weilers Food & Spirits
Main Street Books
Papa Johns Pizza
Jake's on Main
Salon Service Group (SSG)
State Beauty Supply
Heil Beauty Products
Parkview Gardens Florist & Greenhouse
Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation
St Charles Lanes Bowling Alley
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