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Donating Hair For Charity – Disney on Ice and Great Clips

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Have you or someone you know ever experienced hair loss? I have a close friend who went through chemotherapy and lost all of her hair as a result. In the beginning, it was devastating for her; she felt like every time she looked in the mirror she didn't recognize herself. It took some time, but after a few months she embraced her new look and focused her attention on getting her health back. I have always admired my friend for the courage and strength she showed in that difficult time. Now you can help people just like my girl friend by donating hair for charity to a campaign to benefit children with hair loss (CWHL).

locks of love In honor of the new production Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream featuring Disney’s new princess—the long, golden-haired Rapunzel from “Tangled”—Disney On Ice and Great Clips invite the Salt Lake City community to participate in a heart warming hair donation campaign to benefit Children With Hair Loss, a non-profit organization that provides customized human hair replacements and care kits at no cost to an average of 300 children annually.

Hair donations (at least 8” long) will be accepted at participating Great Clips locations throughout Utah on Saturday, Feb. 23, from noon to 4:00 p.m. In appreciation of the generous donation, each donor will receive a free cut and blow dry, in addition to two complimentary tickets to see Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream, while supplies last. There will be 300 tickets made available for 150 hair donations.

The central downtown Great Clips salon (located at 906 E 900 S in Salt Lake City) will provide salon services for donations from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23. The first 25 hair donors at this location will receive a princess crown, two complimentary tickets to see Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream along with a special invitation to a private meet & greet with a Disney princess on the show’s Opening Night, Wednesday, March 6.

WHEN: Saturday, February 23, from 12-4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Great Clips – 906 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105, (801) 575-8580.

Doing something as simple as donating your hair to someone that really needs it is an easy but meaningful way to give back. My sister's hair grows really fast and she donates her hair several times a year. This has been such a fun way for her to serve others.

What are some of the ways that you give back in your community?

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About Children With Hair Loss - Children With Hair Loss (CWHL) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides annual customized human hair replacements and styling services, at no cost, to children with medically-related hair loss until they reach age 21. The goal of CWHL is to empower as many children as possible, by increasing their self-confidence and renewing their self-esteem, which are often lost with the loss of hair. CWHL operates entirely on revenues generated from tax-deductible donations, fundraisers and grants. CWHL is also dedicated to raising awareness of the emotional and psychological effects in children after hair loss takes place. Additional information about CWHL is available at ChildrenWithHairLoss.us.

About Disney On Ice - Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream will perform at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City from March 6-10, 2013. Tickets are available from the EnergySolutions Box Office and all SmithTix locations, charge by phone at 801-355-SEAT or 800-888-TIXX and online at SmithsTix.com. For more information, please visit DisneyOnIce.com.

About Great Clips- Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has more than 3,000 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world’s largest salon brand. Great Clips has 62 Utah locations to serve you. Great Clips salons employ nearly 30,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn advanced skills and the latest trends. Make Great Clips your choice for value-priced, high-quality haircare for men, women and children. No appointments needed, and salons are open nights and weekends. To check-in online, visit GreatClips.com or download the app for Android and iPhone.

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Jill Greenlaw

Jill Greenlaw has a banking background. She gave that up 17 years ago when she got married and started having kids. She loved being a stay-at-home mom while raising her four beautiful children. A few years ago, Jill went back to work in sales. She is now working for the Mom It Forward team as their Community Manager. She loves her job. Her interests include camping, motorcycling, boating, photography, reading, cooking, and traveling. Put her in flip flops anywhere warm and she is happy.

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