Monday, May 2, 2011
Locks of Love
My good friend, Brandie who will 46 years later this mouth, suffers from cancer. She has two lovely children ages 12 and 10. I can not begin to describe to what she going through. One thing though, her free spirit and her will to live absolutely amazes me! Anyways, she sent me an email about a worthy cause...
A Mother’s Day Wish
As mother’s day is rapidly approaching, many moms and mommy-to-be hope and pray that their children will grow healthy and happy.
But some moms like me are battling cancer and very grateful that they can spend another mother’s day with their children and loved ones. So as I prepare to celebrate this wonderful holiday with my children and family, I ask and pray that people will remember and be thankful for their caring and healthy mom.
My mother’s day wish is that people will take a minute and think about that some moms who are battling an illness and yet staying strong and fighting to spend more time with their children. So now you are asking what can I do to help these moms with their fight? There are many things a person can do to lift their spirits.
I am not asking people to donate money for a cause. I understand that with today economy many families are struggling. But there are ways to help. The biggest thing is take some time and donate blood/platelets. Many cancer patients rely on donators for live saving blood to help battle their cancer.
The other way to help is to donate hair to Locks of Love. This is the simplest and painless way to help. For locks of Love there are no age restrictions, hair type, or color. The only thing is to have at least 8-10 inches of hair that can be cut. It takes 10 people to donate their hair to make one wig. As a wig wearer myself, due to the chemo treatments stripping me of my curly locks, I found that I feel healthy, strong and yet most of all beautiful. Every mothers dream.
I know in south eastern Wisconsin that Great Clips will cut the hair for free as long you are donating it to Locks of Love, plus they will ship the cut hair to the processing plant in Atlanta Georgia. If you live in an area that doesn’t have a Great Clip, then call your favorite stylist/salon and they may be able to point you in the right direction.
Please take the time and help a mom enjoy another Mother’s Day.
I would like to wish all moms and mommy to be a very happy and many more Mother’s Day.
I want to thank Brandie for bringing this cause to my attention, hopefully others will find out it. Maybe I should get a haircut...