Locks of Love

Gift of love

June 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Carly Olson of Rockford hasn’t cut her hair since she was four years old-until now. The former East Rockford Middle School student cut her long hair for Locks for Love. “My aunt had to have a wig while she was fighting cancer,” Carly said. Her aunt lost her fight with the disease. Carly’s cousin donated to Locks for Love last fall and Carly thought it was a great idea to do the same. She also wanted to surprise her classmates, who have only known her with very long hair. It takes ten ponytails to create one wig of real human hair.

Birthday Donation to Locks of Love

June 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

Kamryn Roney recently turned 6 and for her birthday decided to cut her hair and donate it to Locks of Love. Kamryn just completed kindergarten at Valley View. She had her hair cut by Kara at Xscape in Rockford.

Birthday haircut a gift for someone

May 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

  Marissa Bouwkamp waited her whole life to do this. The 10-year-old Parkside Elementary student donated 13 inches of her hair to Locks of Love.  Marissa’s grandfather died of cancer and the girl wanted to do something to help others fighting the disease. Bouwkamp has never had her hair cut, and started to get cold feet prior to May 18, her tenth birthday, when she planned to have it done. She put out a survey at her school, asking classmates if she should go through with it. “Almost all of them said ‘do it’, ” she shared. “It makes me feel great inside to know someone who is bald will feel better.”

Gift to Locks of Love

March 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

Ten year old, Annika Severson, a fourth grade student at Crestwood Elementary in Rockford donated 11 inches of her hair to Locks of Love. This the first ever donation for Annika. Annika’s haircut was done at Outer Image Salon by stylist Nikki Gladding.

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