Saturday, January 10, 2015

New Year, New Hair



My heart is filled with so many different emotions right now and let me explain why. Over the Christmas holidays I cut off all my hair (around 14 inches) to donate to an amazing organization called A Child's Voice Foundation. This group runs a program called Angel Hair for Kids, which collects hair and financial donations to provide wigs to children suffering from hair loss caused by treatment or medical conditions. All of the wigs are given to financially disadvantaged children without any expense to them.

As we grow older we learn that beauty comes from within, but sometimes it's hard to understand that as a child. This program is the only one of its kind in Canada, and offers a way to boost a child's self esteem while going through a difficult time. Every Angel Hair for Kids recipient receives a personal appointment at a salon that specializes in wigs and hair loss. The child and family are able to select a wig or hair loss solution and then are fitted to the hair prosthesis. The wig is styled especially for that child, making it their own hair.

Over the past few weeks I have thought a lot about the hardships that these children may face in their day to day life. It reminded me to be thankful for everything I have been given, and to share with others. This small gesture is one step towards making a difference for someone.

Thank you Aveda for my new haircut, and a special thank you to A Child's Voice Foundation for all the work you do! You have no doubt brought smiles to many young (and old) faces!

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