209 Cheer and Dance to host Locks of Love benefit | Community
209 Cheer and Dance to host Locks of Love benefit
209 Cheer and Dance will host an event benefiting Locks of Love from Tuesday, June 5th, through Saturday, June 9th, 2012, at 6360 Pacific Avenue, #3, Stockton, California 95207. Hair donors will receive a haircut and style for $20.00 (a $40.00 value) and 209 Cheer and Dance will send the hair donations to Locks of Love. Donors must contact Alicia Berkebile at (209) 482-4449 to schedule an appointment in advance.
209 Cheer and Dance offers the youth of Stockton and surrounding communities an opportunity to pursue cheerleading and dance by conducting free and low cost clinics and events. Our volunteers provide them with the foundation they need to become skilled athletes, dynamic performers, and effective leaders, and are dedicated to instilling self-confidence, leadership, teamwork, and philanthropy in our participants. Community involvement is welcomed at all charitable events. If you have questions regarding the 209 Cheer and Dance Event to Benefit Locks of Love or want to learn more about our organization, please contact:
Christina Vargas Condrey
209 Cheer and Dance
c/o 3255 West March Lane, Suite 230
Stockton, California 95219
Telephone: (209) 986-5359
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides vacuum fitted hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. They meet a unique need for children by using donated human hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. Others have suffered severe burns or injuries or endured radiation treatment to the brain stem or other dermatological conditions that result in permanent hair loss. The vacuum fit is designed for children who have experienced a total loss of scalp hair and does not require the use of tape or glue. The prostheses they provide help to restore self-esteem and confidence, enabling these children to face the world and their peers.
The organization, which began operation in 1998, provides the prostheses to children under age 21. These hairpieces require between 6-10 ponytails and take approximately 4-6 months to manufacture. Thousands of bundles of donated hair arrive as a result of the national publicity that Locks of Love receives in newspapers, magazines, and television programs. It is estimated that children comprise over 80 percent of the donors, making this a charity where children have an opportunity to help children. Donated hair is evaluated for its usefulness according to the following guidelines:
- It must be at least 10”, clean and dry.
- It must be bundled in a ponytail or a braid.
- Bleached hair cannot be used.
- Hair that has been dyed or permed can be used.
Monetary donations to Locks of Love are tax deductible.
For more information regarding Locks of Love and their mission, please contact:
Locks of Love
234 Southern Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
Telephone: (561) 833-7332 / Fax: (561) 833-7962
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