Sunday, April 12, 2009

wigs for kids

The next time you're brushing your child's hair or giving him/her a shampoo, take a minute to think of those kids who can't enjoy such simple pleasures. The facts are: Annually, 90,231 children are diagnosed with cancer and 99,500 children under 14 experience burn accidents. And overall, 1.4 million children suffer from Alopecia. Fortunately, these children can turn to Wigs for Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children locally and nationally who have lost their hair due to medical and natural causes. In honor of the organization's 30th anniversary this year, founders Jeffrey Paul and his wife Zina are determined to raise money to help these children look themselves and live their lives. A gala event is planned for April 25th ($150/person; $1,500/table). Be a guest, donate prizes to the silent auction or "Be a Hero" and sponsor a child (one time sponsorship, $1,500; one-year sponsorship, $125/month; two-year sponsorship, $62.50/month). Your contributions go to financial assistance for children whose families need help paying for hair systems. The Night of the Pearl gala will be held at the Galleria in downtown Cleveland. For more information about the event or to register, go to For more info about Wigs for Kids, go to