Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pink Hair For Hope

To date the Pink Hair For Hope campaign has brought together more than 500 salons and raised over 2.3 million dollars for research to fight Breast Cancer. Individuals can go to participating local salons and have a lock of SHE by SO.CAP.USA's signature pink hair extension added to their own locks for a $10 donation. SHE by SO.CAP.USA also has Hair Replacement Options to provide patients with an alternative to wigs in order to replace hair loss due to chemotherapy.

Hair loss for women with breast cancer often can be debilitating, especially when battling a life-changing illness. And while hair may just be on your head, having that full head of hair is so important when making these resilient women feel like themselves again. SHE by SO.CAP.USA, the world’s leading provider of all-natural hair extensions, has wigs for those women who are still receiving chemotherapy and are unable to get extensions. For those women who are able to have extensions applied, SHE by SO.CAP.USA provides both clip-in and bonded extensions (which are applied at the lowest heat of 110 degrees) for any length hair. In addition, the brand is hosting its 7th Annual, national Pink Hair For Hope campaign during BOTH September and October, to raise funds in the hopes of finding a cure for breast cancer (100% of all net funds raised go to the American Cancer Society – SHE by SO.CAP.USA has raised over 2 million dollars to date for BCA).

Melisa Kishegyi is a breast cancer survivor. In June of 2010, Melissa was 34 years old and 16 weeks pregnant with her second baby. She had a beautiful 3 year-old son and a wonderful husband. She had a job she absolutely loved teaching 6th grade. Life was perfect. But her world came crashing down when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She wondered if she would see her child grow up, if she would be able to carry the child through the pregnancy, if she would be able to make it through all her treatments.

She started my chemotherapy 4 days after she was diagnosed. About a month later, her long, wavy brown hair began to fall out. She cannot express how traumatic it is to see your hair fall out. Like most women, her hair was such a part of who she was and what she looked like that not having it was truly painful.

In October, 2010 her son was born healthy and happy. In February, 2011 she was declared cancer free. Once she had physically healed, she began to think about her emotional healing. She knew that she would never feel “whole” again until she had her hair back, and he thought that hair extensions would be a good option.

Disclosure: I did not receive any products nor was paid for this post. I was provided info from the PR firm or Company to share. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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