9th Annual 'Children with Hair Loss' Charity Ball Sold Out
Children With Hair Loss (CWHL) is excited to announce that their 9th Annual Charity Ball is a sell-out!
CWHL is a Michigan-based non-profit organization that provides customized human hair replacements at no cost to children with medically-related hair loss. Their 9th Annual Charity Ball fundraising event will be held tomorrow,Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Laurel Manor in Livonia, Michigan a suburb of Detroit.
The CWHL Charity Ball will be a festive night hosted by WDIV-TV Local 4 Detroit traffic reporter and 2008 Miss Michigan, Ashlee Baracy, that will feature a special fashion show to celebrate CWHL donors and recipient children, with fashions presented by Sofi Stella's Children's Boutique and Traffic Jam Boutique.
Kaye Lani Rae Rafko-Wilson, R.N. (Miss America 1988) will provide the keynote speech, and special appearances will be made by: Kayla Martell, who was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata at age 10 and was crowned Miss Delaware in 2010 and Kaitlin Gates, Miss West Virginia 2012, who donated her hair to CWHL onstage during the 2013 Miss West Virginia Pageant. The evening will be capped off with a dynamic live auction that will be hosted by all four former Beauty Queens.
Sponsorships for CWHL and for the Charity Ball event, including professional hair care and beauty product partnerships and corporate opportunities are available. With its growing national network of partners, CWHL has the capacity to provide free customized human hair replacements to thousands of children annually, with the proper funding for manufacturing costs.
Through CWHL, each recipient child receives a free customized human hair replacement & care kit annually until the age of 21. Each complete package can cost up to $5,000. CWHL is the only charitable organization of its kind that provides all products and services completely free of charge, with no hidden fees, financial reporting or required appearances.
Recently, CWHL has enjoyed major successes with the expansion of their services, outreach and fundraising efforts due in large part to their new partnership with TIGI Hair Care, the maker of Bed Head, Catwalk, S-factor, Rockaholic, Copyright©olor, TIGI Cosmetics and TIGI Hair Reborn. TIGI is also a major sponsor of the 9th Annual Charity Ball.
Regina Villemure, founder of CWHL, has been honored by the Paul W. Smith show on WJR Radio in Detroit, as one of 12 outstanding "Women Who Lead," a program designed to recognize women who are positively influencing the community.
"I've been fortunate enough through our work at CWHL to be able to experience the most heartwarming feelings of helping children overcome a huge obstacle to their happiness," said Regina. "At a time when many children need to channel their full energy into healing, the last thing they should be worried about is their looks and their hair loss, but it's a reality. I've seen kids go from being afraid of being bullied at school and having low self-esteem, to gaining confidence and completely turning their lives around. When you turn a child towards a mirror so they can see their new hair for the first time, you see their smile return and you actually witness life coming back to their eyes. It's absolutely amazing."
About Children With Hair Loss (CWHL):
Children With Hair Loss (CWHL) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides annual customized human hair replacements and styling services, at no cost, to children with medically-related hair loss until they reach age 21. The goal of CWHL is to empower as many children as possible, by increasing their self-confidence and renewing their self-esteem, which are often lost with the loss of hair. CWHL operates entirely on revenues generated from tax-deductible donations, fundraisers and grants. CWHL is also dedicated to raising awareness of the emotional and psychological effects in children, after hair loss takes place. Additional information about CWHL is available at www.childrenwithhairloss.us.