Angel Hair Fundraiser with Melanie


ANGEL HAIR FOR KIDS

Angel Hair for Kids™ is a program of A Child’s Voice Foundation™ that provides wigs and hair loss solutions to financially disadvantaged children in Canada who have lost their hair due to a medical condition or treatment. Using hair that is generously donated to the program, the foundation can create wigs and hair systems and provide them at no cost to the child’s family. It takes 10-12 donated ponytails to make one hair prosthesis and $800 to $1000 is budgeted by the foundation to cover manufacturing and related costs.

Every year many children in Canada will lose their hair due to conditions such as cancer treatments, alopecia and even burns. We believe that providing a wig or hair loss solution will increase a child’s self esteem and improve their self image, during a difficult and sometimes painful time in their lives. We hope to help them face their condition and daily life with a greater confidence. Since the program’s inception only three years ago we are proud to say that we have helped over 150 children, and the demand is steadily increasing.

 

How is the community supporting this foundation, how can you contribute?

 

Melanie Mohammed, a public servant who works for Public Safety Canada, approached the Foundation wanting to bring awareness to the fact that illness has a wide-reaching impact on children and their families.

 

Melanie currently has 12 inches of hair and on October 12th 2012, she will be donating all of it to the Angel Hair for Kids foundation.

 

“Research into the causes and cures for disease is very important and gets a lot of public attention; however, I feel that more can be done to help children – namely those who live with a medical condition – maintain a positive self-image. I understand that it can be difficult to remain optimistic in the face of illness, and I believe that the Angel Hair for Kids Program and A Child’s Voice Foundation improve the emotional well-being of the children they touch with their generosity.”

 

We asked Melanie why she wanted to raise money for a hair donation .

 

“I would like to contribute to the Angel Hair for Kids Program because it is important to me that children, especially those that are ill and in need, feel confident in themselves. I am of the view that confidence and optimism contribute to a sound self-esteem and a positive perception of one’s self-worth. While I believe that all children are beautiful on the inside and out, I know that differences in appearance can be a catalyst for teasing, which can lead to deterioration in self-esteem. For this reason, I believe that I can positively impact someone’s life by donating my hair to this cause so that they don’t have to be concerned about their appearance and can instead focus on living a happy and healthy life.”

 

 

Melanie is raising money for her hair donation to Angel Hair for Kids; donations will be collected until October 14th 2012.

 

How to donate:

Go to http://www.caralynswigs.com/ottawa-hair-salon/community-awards/angel-hair-for-kids/ and click on the “donate” button at the bottom of the page.

 

All donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt. Please include in the notes that you are donating for Melanie.

 

Let’s show our support for Melanie and her wonderful commitment to the many Canadian children during times of need.