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Alhambra to hold fundraiser for Locks of Love

Alhambra Theatre & Dining will host a hair donation event for Locks of Love on Sunday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is being held in conjunction with the theater’s production of Hairspray.

The community is invited to come to donate their hair, which will be cut and collected by local hairstylists (and re-styled!), then sent to Locks of Love, where the donated hair is turned into wigs for children fighting illness or undergoing treatment. In addition, the Alhambra will donate 5% of the day’s ticket sales from both of its performances of Hairspray.

The hair and fund-raising event will benefit Locks of Love, a public non-profit organization that provides vacuum fitted hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. Others have suffered severe burns or injuries or endured radiation treatment to the brain stem or other dermatological conditions that result in permanent hair loss.

Other local organizations partnering with Locks of Love and Alhambra for the event include the Professional Cheerleaders Alumni, Inc., a group of former Jacksonville Jaguars Cheerleaders and Chick Fil A on Hodges and Beach Boulevard, which will provide refreshments to volunteers and donors.

Donated hair must be at least 10 inches in length; it must be bundled in a pony tail or braid; hair must be free of bleach, though colored and/or permed hair is acceptable.

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