My Pinktober action this year is honoring my late sister who succumbed to breast cancer 6 years ago and supporting the survivors by donating my hair.
Exactly on the first of October I went to my hair salon and had a haircut. This is me with my long hair, it went untill my waist.
20 minutes later, it was chopped like this.
I donated my hair to a foundation that makes wigs from real hair for breast cancer patients. During treatment, cancer patients lose their hair. For most women hair is the crown and breasts represent the femininity. Imagine how it feel when a woman does not have both of them due to this illness. That thought and remembering my late sister plus the survivors had got me taken this decision.
Moreover, my hairdresser told me there is a high demand for dark hair. Donated hair be 30 cm and longer and not dyed. Mine was longer than 30 cm and not dyed. Here it is. It was breaded in two before the cutting.
It was sent to the foundation right before my eyes. I will be informed about the recipient of the wig made from my hair. For me personally this is not necessary but it would be nice. And surprise, I did not have to pay a dime for this haircut. My hairsalon staff told me: you have donated your hair, this is our donation, a free haircut for you.
This is at least what I could do in this breast cancer awareness month. By writing and sharing this I hopefully contribute a bit to raising awareness of this illness.
A deep bow to the fallen, supporting shoulders to those fighting and cheers tot the survivors.
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