So most of you have heard by now that I donated 8 inches of my hair to Pink Heart Funds on Monday. I wanted to tell you a little more about the big event and of course show you a ton of pictures. So this all started over the summer. My hair was pretty long and I really wanted to cut it but I figured I should grow it a bit longer so that I could donate it. I figured if I was going to donate it I should do something special.
I threw out the idea to some girls at work who quickly agreed to donate their hair too and out of that grew this event. I quickly got approval from my boss to organize "Hallmark Health's Cutting For A Cure." A coworker referred me to a local salon that had been open for several months, Halo Studio. Jenn the owner immediately agreed to be involved (and I can't say enough great things about her and the other stylists). I picked a date in October for two reasons - first I needed a few more months for my hair to grow and second - I thought it would be a great thing to do in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I chose Pink Heart Funds after hearing about it from my blog friend Rachel who donated her hair to them too. I figured that everyone knows about Locks of Love so why not give some attention to a lesser know but still awesome charity!
Matty in the Morning on Kiss 108. They do a segment called "Right Now" each day where people call in to say what they are doing. I figured I would call in to share about the event and I got on! I was the last called of the segment and Matt said, "Let's end this on a positive note with Jodi." He told me he donated his hair once and it never grew back! Ha! He also recommended that I cut my hair short enough to spike and bleach it with hydrogen peroxide. I got in a plug for the hospital and the event! It is amazing just how many people listen to that show b/c SO many people told me they heard me. Such fun. Anyways above are my "before" and "after" shots both front and back. What do you think?
Jenn, the owner of Halo Studio and I have already talked about doing this event next October. I can't guarantee that my hair will be long enough to donate again but I will definitely organize and participate in others ways. We hope we'll have twice as many people!
Check out the article in the Melrose Free Press. It was on the FRONT page today! I already have 3 copies!