My name is Dalton. Several Octobers ago, my dog - Apache- passed away and my mom and I decided to remember her yearly by finding a way we could give back to others. Last October I decided to start growing my hair out so I could eventually donate it to kids who lost their hair to cancer or another illness.
During these last several months I've been called a girl so many times that I stopped counting. I've also been teased because I am a boy and I had long hair. That just made me want to grow it out even longer! I can't imagine how the kids that have lost their hair feel.
I've also had many other people comment/compliment on my hair which made me realize that was an opportunity to share my mission. I thought of another way I could help out the kids with illnesses by starting a fundraising campaign.
This October I will be donating at least 12-inches of hair to Wigs for Kids, Inc., but first, I'm hoping to raise enough money to cover the full cost of one or two wigs. To do this, I need your help! All donations are tax-deductible and will go directly to the organization.
Please consider making a donation to our campaign for Wigs for Kids. This group has been supporting children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues since 1981. Annually, the non-profit helps 125-150 children. To make one custom hairpiece, it takes 20-30 ponytails and $1,800.
You can donate a flat fee or an amount per inch.
Example: $1 per INCH would equal a $12 donation.
I have also decided to start a FB challenge inspired by another boy who has done this in the past. My challenge will work by calling out at least 3 friends or family members on either Facebook or Instagram. They will have 3 days to either donate 12 inches of hair or $12.
My parents let me start a Facebook page so I can begin the challenge. Check it out!