Cancer remains the number one disease-related cause of childhood death. Each year, over 160,000 children are diagnosed and approximately 25% will not survive. This fall, FHI Heat, known for its Limited Edition irons will launch its Special Edition Childhood Cancer Awareness flat iron to raise funds for research and family support. FHI has also teamed up with SoCal’s Q104.7's DJ Crisco Kidd to host his third Hair-Drive.
Inspired by an episode on Oprah, Crisco pledged to grow his own hair and in 2004; he hosted his first hair drive. The prominent deejay never imagined cancer would affect him personally. The same weekend he donated over 500” of hair, including 19” of his own; doctors diagnosed him with Stage 2 testicular cancer. Crisco fought a tough battle, but on December 27, 2004; he became a survivor and eight years later he remains cancer-free!
FHI Heat was deeply touched by Crisco's story that it prompted the company to collaborate with Crisco on a National level, and urge people across the U.S. to donate their hair during the months of September and October. FHI Heat and Q104.7's DJ Crisco Kidd will host a hair drive on October 13th cutting donors’ hair, including 11” of his own. The goal is to collect record-breaking amounts of hair and donate it to support children nationwide who have lost their hair due to cancer in collaboration with the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles that treats patient from all over Southern California, the United States and the world. The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of 13 sites nationwide to host the "Look Good, Feel Better for Teens," a program for teens diagnosed with cancer. For more information about how Children's Hospital Los Angeles treats and supports children with cancer and blood diseases visit www.CHLA.org/HOPE.
If you are not in the Los Angeles area but still would like to participate in the drive, you can mail in cut hair by October 11th. The hair donated must be clean, non-bleached or chemically altered, at least 10" from top to bottom of ponytail or braid, placed inside a Ziploc bag and mailed to:
Child Cancer Awareness Hair Drive
Jessica Marie Gutierrez
c/o Jessica Marie Gutierrez
15303 Ventura Blvd, Ste 1460
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
For more information visit http://fhiheat.com, http://www.q1047.com or http://criscokiddblockparty.com.
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