August 24, 2008
On Thursday, June 5, Lexie Frances Wink had 12 inches of her hair cut to donate to the Locks of Love program. Lexie, 9, who has always had beautiful hair, said she wanted to give this special gift to help children with cancer. Lexie donated her hair in honor of three relatives who have passed away - her Aunt Lynne, Aunt Dee and her "Bampa. " The Locks of Love program accepts donations of hair and money to make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to a medical condition.
June 29, 2008
Katrina Celestial, 7, a second-grader at Smithsburg Elementary School, recently donated 11 inches of her hair to Locks of Love. She is the daughter of Conrad of Chambersburg, Pa., and Joann of Smithsburg. Dusty Murray did the honors at Simplicity Salon and Spa in Hagerstown. Katrina has grown her hair since birth and after learning about cancer and the hair loss associated with the disease, said that she wanted to give her hair to the kids who had lost their hair to cancer.
August 3, 2008
Rachael Coldsmith of Greencastle, Pa., recently had her hair cut for Locks of Love. Rachael is a 9-year-old student at Greencastle Antrim Elementary School and will be going into the fourth grade this fall. She is the daughter of Donnie and Stacey Coldsmith of Greencastle. After the recent loss of her great-aunt, Rachael said she wanted to do something positive for someone going through the difficult battle and treatment for cancer. She got on the Internet and found the Web site for Locks of Love.
October 12, 2008
Name of business: Complements Owner: Celeste Kitchen-Hornbecker Address: To the rear of 114 Grove Lane, Boonsboro Opening date: June 2008 Products and services: Men's, women's and children's hair services, cutting, styling, coloring, perming and more. Market area: Southern Washington County How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "I have been a hairstylist for over 30 years. I took some time away and rediscovered my passion.
July 13, 2008
Carly Bowman, 8, recently donated 10 inches of her hair to the Locks of Love program. With only two previous one-inch trims in her life, 10 inches was a dramatic but welcomed change. Her most recent trim was a year ago, and when her hair appeared ready for another trim, she decided to grow it long enough to donate 10 inches to a great cause and still have long hair remaining. She was inspired to donate her hair by the loss of three grandparents to cancer and by the compelling before-and-after photos on the Locks of Love Web site.
October 17, 2009
Caroline "Carly" Bowman, 9, donated 10 inches of her hair to the Locks of Love program. This is her second 10-inch donation in less than a year and a half. Her first donation in June 2008 was inspired by the loss of three grandparents to cancer and by the compelling photos on the Locks of Love Web site of children before and after receiving their wigs. Her haircut was performed at Regis at Valley Mall. A resident of Fairplay, Caroline is a fourth-grader at Rockland Woods Elementary School.
May 17, 2009
Maria Jones, a sophomore at St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown, recently got a haircut. But she didn't just get a new style. She had a ponytail 12 inches long cut so that she could donate her hair to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides wigs to children who have hair loss due to an illness or medical condition. This is the third time Maria, 15, has done this. "I love growing my hair long," Maria said, "but when I'm ready to get it cut, I measure it to see if it is at least 10 inches.
February 25, 2007
On Dec. 13, Shannon Nichols, 9, had 10 inches of her red hair cut off to donate to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that uses donated hair to make hairpieces for children who have lost their own hair. "I like my long hair but other kids need hair more than I do," said Shannon, a fourth-grader at Lincolnshire Elementary School. Wendy Payne cut Shannon's hair at the J.C. Penney hair salon.
December 21, 2008
Jensen Bachtell of Smithsburg recently donated her hair to the Locks of Love program. Locks of Love accepts donations of hair and provides wigs for children who have lost their hair due to illness.