Locks of Love—an opportunity to donate

Locks of Love—an opportunity to donate

 

Good day everyone!

Today, I would like to promote an upcoming event. Yes, I know this blog is not about advertisement, but about our personal experience here at Bishop’s. So that’s why I’m talking about Locks of Love!

On Thursday February 7th, from 5:00 to 7:00, a group of students will generously be giving (at least) 10 inches of their hair for children suffering from long-term hair loss. Whether they are ill due to cancer or are burn victims—whatever the diagnosis—Locks of Love is a “public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada.”

 

So I have wanted change for a while, now. I have kept my hair at this length for as long as I can remember (ok, except in the 90s, when my mother thought it was ‘cool’ to follow trends and give me a “coupe champignon”—the dreaded bowl cut), and I wanted to use this change as an opportunity to make someone else happy.

 

So in less than a week, I will be sitting on a chair in the SUB, getting my braid cut off. I will definitely cry and laugh a lot, like I always do when emotions are involved. But don’t you worry—I am ready. I want this; for myself, and ‘for the children!’

 

On a more serious note, there will be a table set up in the SUB next Tuesday and Thursday, from 10 to 4, where you can buy raffle tickets or make any donations for Locks of Love (because hair prosthetics cost A LOT to make). I would like to thank Kristina and all those volunteering or giving their hair; we couldn’t do this without you!

 

Lastly, if you would like to make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, whose mission is “the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer,” you can contact me at jmorais10@ubishops.ca.

 

Two great causes. One event. See you there, my generous peers!

 

Jess
PS: I will be back, both to show you the result and, most importantly, to tell you how we did. J

 

 

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