This has nothing to do with running, but it's a big deal to me! One of my oldest and dearest friends, Sharon, inspired me to grow out my hair and donate it to Locks of Love. She has done this at least twice now. From their website:
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 18 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.
Since Chasen and I had a trip to Louisiana planned for this weekend and would be driving right through our former hometown (Benton, Arkansas) I decided that this was the perfect time to take the plunge. I made an appointment with my former hair gal, Beth.
Beth admires my year and a half's worth of ponytail.