February 17, 2013

Hair Massacure 2013

Friday was Hair Massacure Day!  I had so much fun working at the event all day, it was a very rewarding experience.  I was placed at the pre-registration table with a friend of mine, we were blessed to be able to chat with all of the participants that came through, except for the large teams and schools.  We loved it their and told the event organizers that we'll sign a lifetime contract to work the front table! We were there from 8am - 9pm and the day just flew by!

It was a very rewarding and emotional day.  We met people who have lost loved ones and were participating in their memory, survivors, individuals battling right now and others who just want to give.  One lady walked in and donated 18.5 inches of hair!   

One girl that stands out in my mind ~ she was about 15 with beautiful, curly, auburn hair down to her waist.  She had raised money (if memory serves me right it was over $3,000!) and was there to donate her hair and shave her head.  Her parents and four of her friends were with her for support.  She came back to see us with her beautiful bald head afterwards and she was just glowing!  She was so happy that she could do this in order to help someone else feel beautiful when they're going through these struggles.  Her smile never left her face all day! 

Later in the afternoon my dad and Ethan showed up for their turn in the shave pit. 

They were seated in chairs side by side, with the rest of the family watching behind them (Ethan's great-grandparents are in the top left corner of the picture above!).

One of my favorite shots of Ethan, he looks so deep in thought!

And my dad smiled the WHOLE TIME!!!

The first impressions of their bald heads!!  Dad looked in the mirror and yelled "Mussolini!" Haha!

My dad's hat with the slogan "This is how we fight!".

And Ethan's glitter tatoo with the Hair Massacure logo...  these were fun!

And finally, a photo of my two "proud victims"! 

I'm so glad Ethan was able to share this experience with his Opa. Thanks Dad for being such a great role model!

We thank everyone so much for their support of these two with their 2013 Hair Massacure adventure ~ they raised $2,902 in pledges for the event, surpassing their goal of $2,500!!!

**You can see our family's participation with the event over the years here!


Meggie said...

Hello Cole

I love this post - what a great thing to do!
I oove the bald photos of your son and Dad, you must be very proud.

Siobhán said...

Awww, how neat. What a good Opa your dad is! Your kids are so lucky.

♥ Nia said...

Love your post!! :D Thank you so much for sharing this! Wonderful cause! Congrats to everyone who donated, wonderful!!
Your post made me smile =)

Erica said...

I didn't know you blogged this! What an amazing day. I just love the story of the girl with the beautiful hair that she donated.

You also had two brave guys on your hands. First pink hair and then bald. YAY for the cause and everyone you've helped with this event. :)