For A Good Cause: Locks Of Love Drive Set For Sept. 19 in Natomas

THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz
UPDATED 1:28 P.M. SEPT. 9, 2012

Girl Scout Troop No. 2109 is set to hold a “hair raiser” Sept. 19 in Natomas.

“Me and my friend Katelyn decided do to a Locks of Love drive that’s open to the public at the Heron School Gym,” Sara Brink wrote THE NATOMAS BUZZ.

Cadettes Brink and Katelyn Getchel organized the Locks of Love event as part of a Girl Scouts Silver Award project. The Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn — it gives girls the chance to show they are leaders who are organized, determined, and dedicated to improving their community.

Both Brink and Getchel will be cutting their hair at the event.

Locks of Love haircuts will be given 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 in the Heron School gymnasium, located at 5151 Banfield Drive.

The hair drive is open to the public and anyone can participate. It is a late-start Wednesday for some schools in the area.

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization which provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children who suffer from long-term medical hair loss. Locks of Love uses donated hair to create real-hair prosthetics.

According to Locks of Love, most of the children helped by their prosthetics have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses are meant to restore recipients’ self-esteem and confidence.

To save a spot or ask questions about the Sept. 11 hair drive, send an email to [email protected].


Parent/guardian approval needed for participants under 18 years old.

  1. The donated hair must be at least 10 inches (preferably 12″) in length.
  2. Hair must be bundled in a pony tail or braid.
  3. Hair must be free of bleach. Colored hair and permed is acceptable.
  4. The hair must be clean and dry. 

All the hair cuts will be done by licensed hair stylists who will also style your hair.

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