Here I am, day four of blogging cancer. I know, it’s been a grim week. But in some ways it’s been a celebration as well. A celebration of living and of helping. Today’s blog is about an annual event in Second Life that impacts me directly in the real world, Second Life’s 2013 Hair Fair ( http://hairfair.wordpress.com/ ). Ever since I was in junior high, every few years I would have my hair cut at a designated hair salon specifically to have the hair donated to Locks of Love ( http://www.locksoflove.org/ ). In a very real world sense, the Second Life Hair Fair was created to benefit a similar charity, Wigs for Kids ( http://www.wigsforkids.org/ ).
Hair: Miamai, Latin Lover **Hair Fair** (the hair is a fun kicked back elegantly chic ponytail) . Jewelry: [Mandala], Hokusai (watch), Motsumame (ring), Osenbei (necklace/earrings) . Shirt: Tee*fy, Bella **Collarbor88** . Skirt: House of Fox, Leather panel skirt **Collarbor88**
Locks of Love and Wigs for Kids are both public non-profit organizations who provide hairpieces to children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. They meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics.The programs return a sense of self-confidence and normalcy to these children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails. Think about it, even in most of us the affects of hair loss goes deeper than just a change in our outward appearance. If it didnt there wouldn’t be so many products available to stem hair loss. To a sick child, hair loss can erode their self-confidence and in turn this lowered self-esteem can hamper the child’s attitude toward treatment, negatively affecting their treatment.
Take from? Again, if you can, help. It’s so easy. If it’s in your heart to give your hair, please give, it grows back and your small act of kindness might be the catalyst to bring a sick child a smile. A smile that might bring a child and their family a little more hope. If you donating your hair isn’t an option, Second Life’s Hair Fair is there for you too. You buy hair in Second Life all the time, SL’s Hair Fair features 3 to 5 NEW hairs, from your favorite designers, and at the minimum, 15% or more of the price will go to Wigs for Kids. Sounds to me like its an easy way to give, but don’t take my word for it, I’m just a Cao, check it out for yourself, you just might have some fun! SLURL available in tomorrow’s blog.