Friday, September 25, 2009

I love this!


I saw this on Jezebel the other day and thought it was pretty awesome. Tara Wheeler, last year's Miss Virginia, promised to shave her head to raise money and awareness for children with cancer. Even though she didn't meet her $500,000 goal, she went ahead and shaved it anyway. "Beauty is as beauty does," she said back in April. Indeed.

I've considered well, not shaving, but cutting my hair and donating it to Locks of Love. A little girl in my daughter's class grew her gorgeous blonde hair out and did just that. But, let's face it, nobody wants my hair. Sure, it might look thick (or at least acceptable) in some of my pictures, but that's due to clever blow outs and a copious use of products. Bed Head. Volumizer. Flip upside down. Spray. Pray it doesn't rain.

In any event, Ms. Wheeler was unable to shave her head while she reigned as Miss Virginia (even though she likely would have been able to raise much more money, so booooo Miss America Inc.) but good for her for going through with it. I'd probably chicken out. 


9 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

Very cool! I've cut my hair so short before, bald wouldn't have been much different.

And I appreciate everyone who donates hair to Locks of Love, etc., as my Mom's been bald since she was diagnosed with brain cancer two years ago.

WendyCinNYC said...

Yes, my mom went though chemo with breast cancer. I offered to shave my head in solidarity and she said NO YOU WILL NOT!

Okay, okay!

Melanie Avila said...

I'm impressed she did it. Good for her. :)

I'm sorry for you both -- my husband's mom lost her hair during chemo and she HATED it.

My sister has donated her hair a couple times.

Kate said...

I've donated to Locks of Love twice and Pantene Beautiful Lengths once. I changed to the latter b/c there appear to be some issues with the former, sadly-- and also, Pantene requires 2-4 less hair.

Anyway, good for her! Way to get attention for a cause.

Kate said...

Oops, 2-4 inches, I mean. :)

DebraLSchubert said...

It's a special kind of pretty when you still gleam when you're bald. Good for her. My mom has survived breast cancer as well. Blessings to all who are suffering.

moonrat said...

this is totally completely awesome.

Janna Qualman said...

Ditto what Debra said. That young woman was gorgeous, before and after.

Natasha Fondren said...

Wow, cool! I've had gray hair since mid-twenties. I wish I had done it when I was a teenager or so; it was pure gold! I was so vain about it... how far I fell! I'm gray and dirty blonde, now. :-(