I am one lucky girl. My Mom and Dad presented me with three fabulous sisters. As far as I’m concerned, it just doesn’t get any better than that. We all inherited various physical traits from our parents – most notable is our hair.
Ellen and Nancy got Mom’s straight, silky locks; Susan and I inherited Dad’s wavy, shiny tresses. I think we’ve all gone through stages of coveting each other’s hair. Typical sisters.
Nancy has generally worn her hair long … very long … and it’s absolutely gorgeous. Years ago she started donating her hair to Locks of Love, a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the USA and Canada suffering from long-term medical hair loss.
So Nancy and I developed this wonderful summer tradition of cutting her hair every 2 years to donate. Our last session was in 2012 when we cut off a whopping 15 inches for Locks of Love.
This summer she decided to spread the love around and donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, a partnership between Pantene and the American Cancer Society, that provides free, real-hair wigs for women with cancer. She just sent them a 12 inch ponytail of her silky tresses. Nancy, you’re amazing. Thanks for your selfless act of love.
Nancy’s 2012 Donation to Locks of Love.
When I wrote the first post two years ago, I heard from so many people – both men and women – who had donated hair, received a wig, or were fascinated by the program. If you or anyone you know has any experience with these types of programs, please let us hear from you … and if you’ve written about it, send us a link.
I can almost hear my hair grow!