Local Salons Participate in Wigs for Kids Foundation
Today my Texas BFF (best friend forever) took a big leap and she did it out of the kindness of her heart. Townsquare Media's Digital Sales Manager, Kelsey Kilter had over a foot of her hair cut off to donate to Wigs for Kids - an organization dedicated to helping children feel good about the skin they're in while undergoing a health crisis. She went to one of the participating salons in Temple called Fountain of Beauty and had her hair cut by childhood best friend Lacy Hobson.
In their mission statement, Wigs for Kids wrote:
Wigs for Kids is a cooperative effort among Certified Cosmetic Therapists throughout North America who share a common goal. Children shouldn't have to worry about how they look, especially when they're in the middle of a health crisis. We want to give these kids the opportunity to feel good about themselves again.
Kelsey was extremely excited to help children in need, but was also nervous as she referred to her (former) long hair as her "security blanket". But she pushed through and had 14 inches cut off. We don't know what you're worried about Kelsey - you look great!
There are very strict guidelines to donating her to Wigs for Kids as these are not like your ordinary wigs. The custom-made hair replacements are valued up to $1,800 and are made to look and feel like the child's own.
Kelsey has a personal interest in helping children with cancer and had this done in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which is September. Her niece, Taylor, had a basketball-sized tumor in her pelvis at the age of 7 more than two years ago. She has a had a hard fight but as of late last year she got the all clear, thankfully.