WMUL-FM 88.1 efforts benefit Locks of Love

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WMUL-FM 88.1 efforts benefit Locks of Love

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – WMUL-FM 88.1, the student broadcast voice of Marshall University, will be host to an event to benefit Locks of Love Thursday, April 21, at the Marshall Memorial Student Center plaza on the Huntington campus.

The three-hour event begins at 11 a.m. and is scheduled to end at 2 p.m.

Haircuts and styles will be provided free of charge to anyone who is willing to donate 10 inches or more of his or her hair. The new styles will be provided by the Huntington School of Beauty Culture.

Hair from the Herd will benefit Locks of Love, a not-for-profit organization that provides recipients with a custom, vacuum-fitted hairpiece made entirely from donated human hair.  The vacuum fit is designed for children who have experienced a total loss of scalp hair and does not require the use of tape or glue.  Most of the recipients suffer from an autoimmune condition called alopecia areata for which there is unfortunately 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 resulted in permanent hair loss.

The Locks of Love organization, which began operation in 1998, has helped more than 2,000 children since its first year of operation. Thousands of bundles of donated hair are received as a result of the national publicity that Locks of Love has received from newspapers, magazines and television programs.  More than 80 percent of the donors are children, making this a charity where children have an opportunity to help children.

Donated hair is evaluated for its usefulness according to the following guidelines:

  • To donate hair that can be used in a hairpiece, hair must be at least 10 inches in length.
  • It must be bundled in a ponytail or braid.
  • Bleached hair cannot be used. Hair that has been dyed or permed can be used.
  • Locks of Love also accepts hair donations that are less than 10 inches. This hair is sold and used to cut overhead costs.

WMUL-FM also will be accepting monetary donations for Locks of Love. One hundred percent of all money raised will go to Locks of Love.

For more information about Locks of Love, call 561-963-1677 or 1-888-896-1588 for toll-free recorded information.  Locks of Love also may be reached at www.locksoflove.org, or by e-mail at volunteer@locksoflove.org.


For more information about the Hair From the Herd event, Neera Clarkson may be contacted by cell phone at 304-951-1750 or by e-mail at wmulpromotions@gmail.com.