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Locks of Love Hair Drive
Date: May 1st to 31st
Time: 10:00am to 8:00pm Mon-Fri
10:00am -6:00pm Sat
by appointments sunday
2004 Central Ave
Kearney, NE. 68847
For the whole month of May we will be donating hair to the Locks of Love foundation. For anyone wanting to donate their hair the cost of your haircut will be free for a blunt cut with no layering or $6.00 for any type of cut other than a blunt cut. We will mail in all the hair from the drive. In order to receive a free or a $6.00 haircut the hair donated must be at least a 10 inch long pony tail or longer. We will take hair from anyone male or female of any age or race. Hair can be chemically processed (permed or colored)NOT bleached hair, but must still be in good condition. You can either call for an appointment or just walk-in and let us know you want to help out on this great cause by donating your hair or giving a cash donation.
Locks of Love is not-for-profit organization pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code. A copy of the official registration and financial information, number 60-40-207587-56c, May be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling 1800-435-7352 (in FL) or 1-850-488-2221 (outside of FL.) Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. Locks of Love receives 100% of all free will donations collected for the Locks of Love.
CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS
Locks of Love is devoted to helping every child suffering from medical hair loss, thus we do not discriminate as to the cause of hair loss. We list the following information in an attempt to explain types of hair loss and specific needs of individual recipients.
Our largest number of children live with alopecia. Alopecia is an auto-immune disorder that causes the hair follicles to shut down. This disease has varying degrees and affects 4.7 million people in the United States alone. Alopecia areata affects both sexes equally and may, but does not always, progress to significant hair loss. Currently, there is no known cause or cure for alopecia. The degrees of alopecia are as follows:
- Alopecia Areata Ophiasis-loss in bands along the scalp margins
- Alopecia Areata Sisaipho-loss of all scalp hair except along the scalp margins
- Alopecia Totalis-loss of all scalp hair
- Alopecia Universalis-loss of all scalp and body hair
Cancer constitutes the second highest percentage of our recipients. Every year approximately 2,200 children under age 20 are diagnosed with brain tumors. Radiation treatment to the brain stem as a treatment for cancer can cause permanent hair loss. Chemotherapy may also cause hair loss to be long-term depending on the length of treatment needed.
Other causes of hair loss account for a small percentage of our recipients.
- Ectodermal Dysplasia-A heritable disorder that affects the formation of the ectoderm. Extremely sparse hair can be a result of ectoderm abnormality.
- Loose Anagen Syndrome-An abnormality where hair is thin and normally does not grow beyond the nape of the neck.
- Trichotillomania-Compulsive and repetitive hair pulling.
- Telogen Effluvium-Diffuse but excessive shedding related to sudden stress.
- Trauma-burns, accidents, dog attacks, etc.