Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Race For The Cure and Locks of Love!!

I have not been posting as much as I should and for that I am sorry. I have been conditioning and getting everything ready for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure El Paso which is this Sunday the 21st. I am very honored to be participating in this event.

This is my way to support so many women and a few special women who are survivors.

Here is a link to my Personal Page

I did something else today. I donated my hair to Locks of Love
I did not get a before picture but below is the after. When the women looked at my hair and looked at the picture of the type of hair cut I wanted, she measured, then said you are 2 inches off from being able to donate. So I said Go For It!!

Can you tell I was getting annoyed by the Hubby person?

I absolutely love the way the back looks.

I will continue to run as I will be running in the Race for Autism in May.

Have any of you participated in a Race for the Cure or donated hair to Locks of Love? If so let me know, I would love to hear your stories and reasons for doing so.


  1. That's awesome! How many inches do you need to cut off to donate?

  2. 10 inches, here are some other guidelines for Hair Donation.
    ~Hair that is colored or permed is acceptable.
    ~Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid.
    ~Hair that has been bleached (usually this refers to highlighted hair) is not usable. If unsure, ask your stylist. We are not able to accept bleached hair due to a chemical reaction that occurs during the manufacturing process. **If the hair was bleached years ago and has completely grown out it is fine to donate.
    ~Hair that is swept off of the floor is not usable because it is not bundled in a ponytail or braid.
    ~Hair that is shaved off and not in a ponytail or braid is not usable. If shaving your head, first divide hair into multiple ponytails to cut off.
    ~We cannot accept dreadlocks. Our manufacturer is not able to use them in our children’s hairpieces. We also cannot accept wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.
    ~Layered hair is acceptable if the longest layer is 10 inches.
    ~Layered hair may be divided into multiple ponytails.
    ~Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 10 inches.
    ~10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece.

  3. GOOD FOR YOU!!!! and the hair looks fantastic. you are an inspiration!!!

  4. Your hair looks gorgeous! And good for you on the donation. I donated my hair several years ago.

    Can you send me any info about the Race for Autism? I hadn't heard anything about that one. It looks like my middle son (4 1/2) will probably be diagnosed with autism sometime soon. We are in the midst of all of the evaluations. *sigh* Would love to hear from you about your experiences with your son.