I have had many family members and friends that have been affected by cancer or other similar diseases that cause hair loss due to therapy. I have always wanted to find a way that I could help the people facing this. Although I could not even imagine what they go through each and every day and I don’t plan on finding a cure by myself. I thought of an easier way I could be of help.
Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides wigs made from donated human hair to children in need suffering from any diagnosis. I had the privilege to donate my hair twice to this organization. Donating my hair made me thankful for what I have in life because the lives of other people may not be as great as mine. The potential impact of donating a small ounce of myself was beyond my thoughts, to think that something as simple or as small as my hair could make such a big difference in lives of other people.
If donating hair is not your forte, there are other ways to help. You can become a volunteer to help raise funds or organize an event in the community. St. Baldrick’s is another volunteer-run charity that spreads awareness of childhood cancer. The funds donated to St. Baldrick’s are deposited into cancer research. Because kids with cancer often lose their hair during treatment, many volunteers show their support by shaving their heads, which leads to inspiring friends and family to donate money to support childhood cancer research.
Have you ever donated your hair before? How will you help others?