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Sunday, November 11, 2012

48" with love

I have neglected my site/blog this past week due to my organizing EARTHS Families Gives Back. A Blood Drive, Bone Marrow Registry and Hair Donation. This was an amazing experience! I loved seeing my family, school and community coming together to support others in need!

We gathered 24 hair donations (8"+ per donation!), 22 bone marrow registrants, and 44 blood donations!! With California at an all time low, especially after sending our own blood supply to the East Coast for the Super Storm Sandy victims... The way the community came together was awesome!

More people had come but for various reasons, couldn't donate.

I found my 6 year old daughter donating 18" in honor of my cousin, Ingrid's battle w/ cancer. I donated 30" and with many others we chipped away at the devastation that cancer brings on!

I know that my blood will go to good use, my ability to be a donor for another's bone marrow.... I walked away with a new hair style and feeling a little like a super hero!

So here, my 30" and my baby girl's 18" are sent off w/ 22 other lobbed locks to Pantene's Beautiful Lengths cancer wig program. Our new do's are fun and different. We will start again, I hope to organize this annually at our school and then in two years, my two baby girls and I will donate again! Whoot! Whoot!

Take time to do something for others! What do you plan to do?? Go for it! Become a super-hero!
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