New national charity covers cancer patients’ heads with hair, fills hearts with hope
(WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nov. 8, 2012) Lolly’s Locks, which provides high-quality wigs for women in need who are undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, will hold its launch event, “Food, Fashion and Inspiration,” on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. RSVPs for this reservation-only event are due by Nov. 16.
At the event, which will be hosted by WUSA-TV 9 Vice President Dr. JC Hayward, guests will be treated to a fashion show sponsored by Lolly’s Locks partner Shevy Wigs and featuring fashion designs by Tsyndyma, while sipping cocktails and sampling hors d’oeuvres and desserts prepared by top D.C.-area chefs.
Lainie Mara Jones, a five-time cancer survivor who recently was featured on NBC News and MSNBC, will serve as guest honoree. The 27-year-old Jones believes that life doesn’t end with a cancer diagnosis and that the quality of life is an important component in the battle against the disease. Her last diagnosis and treatment came as she was planning her wedding.
Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by chefs Haidar Karoum of Proof and Estadio; Scott Drewno of The Source; Nathan Anda of the Red Apron Butchery; and Victor Albisu of Taco Bamba, a taqueria set to open in Falls Church, Va., later this year. Desserts will include delectable pies from Livin’ the Pie Life, and specialty drinks will be provided by Adam Bernbach of Proof and Estadio.
Fashion show creative director is John Paul Hamilton, and the wigs will be styled by Antonio Diaz. Tsyndyma will host a trunk show at the event with 10 percent of proceeds going to Lolly’s Locks.
Lolly’s Locks is named in memory of Lolly Toll, a D.C.- area resident who lost her battle with cancer in early 2012. During her illness, Lolly’s desire was to help more women get access to high-quality wigs, even if they weren’t covered by insurance. Lolly’s family formed the Lolly’s Locks charity (501c3 pending) with a mission to provide high-quality wigs to women with cancer who would otherwise not be able to afford them.
Space is limited and reservations are required by Friday, Nov. 16. To RSVP, visit firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggested minimum donation is $75 per person. Complimentary valet parking will be provided for the event courtesy of Unipark.