Saturday, February 19, 2005

Gob's Bad Hair Day

From the West Roxbury & Roslindale Transcript, this upbeat story:
Gobnait Conneely will soon begin chemotherapy at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Hospital to treat her breast cancer. But instead of waiting for her hair to fall out, Conneely is taking charge of her own destiny and helping others at the same time. The West Roxbury woman shaved her head bald last week to raise money for breast cancer patients and immigrants.

"Well, they say bald is beautiful," an upbeat Conneely told a crowd of friends gathered at Phil's Hair Salon in Brighton.

Even Conneely's hair became a source of charity last week. Conneely donated her hair to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hair prosthetics to children with long-term medical hair loss. "She decided two months ago to donate her hair to Locks of Love, and we just decided to do it with her as a friendship thing," said Sioban McHugh of Brighton, displaying her bald head in solidarity.
Locks of Love is a great organization, and it's always good to hear about people donating hair to them.

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