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Runway For Hope Ottawa


One of the models 

 Team Caralyn’s

 Takes on Runway for Hope

 

Our stylists and team went down and participated at the NAC on July 27th to participate in a Fashion Show for charity.

 

Local Designers were given the opportunity to showcase their designs and show our capital how fashionable we are.

 

   Runway for Hope began in the year 2012, solely as an idea to help raise money for youth related charities while promoting local fashion.  The event promotes local talent in the city involving models, makeup artists and hairstylists and fashion designers. Our goal is to make Ottawa Canada’s fashionable capital, and this event tailored made for this purpose. Proceeds from the event go towards the chosen charity of the year and part towards the event fund itself.
 
We are very honored to have taken part in this amazing event and we look forward to participating again next year.
 
All for the love of fashion.




HAIR DONATION OTTAWA 2013


 

Our team of stylists will be amongst those at Hair Donation Ottawa 2013 and we wanna see you all there!!!

 

Hair Donation Ottawa is an annual, non-profit, cancer research and treatment fundraiser where people can donate their hair and receive a free wash, cut and style or shave their heads/beards. Participants are encouraged to sign up sponsors and monetary proceeds are split 80:20 between two charitable organizations:

•The Ottawa Hospital Foundation: specifically The Centre for Innovative Cancer Research

 

 •Angel Hair for Kids Foundation who, as an exception for Hair Donation Ottawa, receive all hair donations over 6 inches.

 

 Hair Donation Ottawa was founded in 2011 by Helene Hutchings, who was diagnosed and successfully treated for cancer at The Ottawa Hospital in 2010. The event runs each April during Cancer Awareness Month.

 

 

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING?

We encourage everyone to raise money for Cancer Research and Angel Hair for kids even if you dont have hair to give!!!

 

1. Register online ! Click here 

2.  Start your fundraising campaign with the pledge form! Click here

3. See you April 21st!

 

Download our online flyer here!





Trees of Hope 2012


” Angel Hair for Kids Tree”

  Tis’ the season to decorate our annual tree at the Chateau Laurier for Cheo. This year we decorated our tree for the children at the organization. Our team of girls gathered and waited for our timed 45 minutes of decorating. As the time slowly ran out our tree want perfected with Angel Hair snowflakes and little blue angels.

 
 
 
The judged listened to our story  explaining our Angel Hair for Kids   tree before it was displayed for Ottawa to enjoy for the Christmas season.
 
 
 

“The halls of the Fairmont Château Laurier sparkle each holiday season thanks to the wonderful companies/organizations who take part in the annual Trees of Hope for CHEO.  A large decorating party is planned for November 26, 2012.  The beautifully decorated trees are then placed throughout our halls for the public to vote on.  We invite your company to take part!”

 

 

 

Capilia by Caralyn’s are the ambassador’s of Ottawa for Angel Hair for Kids . We take all Hair Donations from Ottawa and send them to Angel Hair; this hair is used to purchase wigs for children.




Angel Hair for Kids Fundraiser SUCCESS!


 Melanie contacted us wanting to give back. She had been growing her hair for quite some time and decided she wanted to donate it. During her research she realized that most of the foundations were American .

 

 

 

 

 

"before"

 

 

Melanie works for the public service and every year they encourage their employees to donate to a charitable cause, Melanie wanted to bring awareness to this cause.

 

 

 

 

 

"ready to donate"

 

 

We met with Melanie one afternoon downtown at Starbucks and discussed her “vision”. She wanted to have her head shaved in front of all her co workers and raise money for her hair donation in Ottawa.

 

… A few months later the event happened and we all gathered downtown for a wonderful experience …. That day we cut 13.5 inches of beautiful long brown hair.

 

Melanie also raised $730.00 for her hair donation .  

 

"after"

 

We are so happy to have helped Melanie with this wonderful donation. If you or anyone you know would like to set up a hair donation in Ottawa please contact us at 613-224-7206.  We would be happy to provide all the details on how we can help make your fundraiser a success!





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.





YOUR INVITED!!!! MODEL NIGHT OCT.13th


Capilia by Caralyn’s invites you to join us in our 2nd Model Night of 2012:

 

UNITE MODEL NIGHT

October 12, 2012

Doors open at 7:00pm

1568 Merivale Road Unit# 3

Nepean Ontatio

 

Our Team of stylists will each have a model where they will take their Glamour Vintage inspiration and Make a Hair masterpiece. Makeup artists on site will finish the looks and our photographer will capture the beauty that was created.

 

We welcome our guests to enjoy the evening with music, hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

 

We are excited to have two vendors at this event:

 

MURDERTRON CLOTHING (www.murdertron.com)

&

MAFIA JEWELLERY (www.mafiajewellery.com)

 

Our Locks of Courage Campaign supporting cancer research in Ottawa will be present at our centre during the evening, you can support this cause by purchasing a pink extension highlight for $20 ( including installation) $12 of the proceeds going to Women’s cancer research.

 

ALL UNITE AND OUR NEW 3D MENSION PRODUCTS WILL BE 25% OFF FOR THE WHOLE EVENING !  … DOOR PRIZES OF THESE PRODUCTS WILL BE RAFFLED OFF EACH HOUR, THE LONGER YOU ARE HERE THE MORE CHANCES YOU HAVE!!

 

 

WE ARE VERY EXCITED FOR THIS EVENING AND WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE ALL OF OUR CLIENTS AND FRIENDS!

Please RSVP to genevieve@caralynswigs.com if you would like to attend.





Locks of Courage Campaign 2012


 

WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE THE LOCKS OF COURAGE CAMPAIGN IN FULL FORCE DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER.

Come show your support for women’s cancer research! We are doing pink highlight extensions for people at a cost of $20 each , $12 of this donation goes to women’s cancer research.





*Go Team Caralyn* CIBC Run for the Cure 2012


Run For The Cure

Ottawa – Gatineau        Walk/Run 1k or 5k

 

Who are you running for?

Team Caralyn will Run for the Cureto support our community on Sunday, September 30, 2012

 

Event Information

Date: Sunday, September 30, 2012

Run Location: Tunney`s Pasture

 

 





Weekend to end Womens Cancer


Jenn Rock ( our Artistic Director) participated in her 4th year walking the 60 km walk to end women’s cancers, and of course pulled another along with her Genevieve Dowling ( our marketing manager) to participate in her 1st walk.

The girls walked through sun, heat and rain and accomplished another wonderful weekend raising $4500 towards the 1.8 million dollars raised by Ottawa women ! ( Capilia by Caralyn was our top sponsor)





Ottawa National Women’s Show


Thank you to everyone who came to see us at the Ottawa National Women’s Show and helped us raise money for women’s cancer research!

We share a booth with the Breast Cancer Network and kicked off the “LOCKS FOR COURAGE” campaign selling pink extension highlights for $20, $12 going toward women’s cancers.

Thanks for the support Ottawa! Come into our centre during the month of may for a highlight and keep the support going !