- Crane’s Kate Gregory recently cut more than 10 inches of hair off, not because she was tired of it falling in her face, but to donate.
- Gregory donated her hair to Locks of Love which uses the hair to provide hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
- Gregory has been donating her hair for the past ten years and does it every 18 months to two years.
- Gregory first heard about Locks of Love while in college and decided to donate her hair in 2002 after completing Air Force ROTC boot camp.
- “It is an easy way to help others, especially children who have lost their hair due to illness,” Gregory said.
- In order to donate, the hair must be at least 10 inches long, uncolored and untreated. Most hair salons will donate the hair for you if you ask when you first check in.
- “It’s not a treatment but it’s another great way to help children who are struggling with the effects of long term illnesses. I encourage anyone who is able, to please donate. Unlike these children you can always re-grow your hair,” Gregory said.
- To find out more information about donating your hair, go to the official Locks of Love website: http://www.locksoflove.org
(Kate Gregory with long hair)
(Kate Gregory with short hair)
About Locks of Love
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated 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. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.