Blowing Somebody Else’s Horn

Not that Oprah needs anyone to give her props, but today The Diner would like to give her props. Here’s why:

See, she had actress Hillary Swank on her show to help a worthy charitable cause…and one that I was looking for. On three different occasions I’ve donated my hair to Locks of Love. It’s an organization dedicated to making wigs for children and I was of the impression it was for cancer patients. However, a couple of years back I discovered that their primary beneficiaries were afflicted with alopecia areata. Don’t get me wrong. It’s a worthy cause. But not where my heart is.

And, Oprah, after the press covered her cutting Hillary Swank’s hair, led me to Pantene Pro-V’s Beautiful Lengths Campaign. This organization works directly with cancer patients, which is what started me growing my hair out to serve. I’m glad to have done this yesterday:

As the folks at Pantene are trying to get 1 million inches of hair, here’s 9 more. And, having had a couple of former students who needed wigs, as did my own mom, thank you to everyone involved for the chance to make somebody’s day just a little bit brighter in the midst of a ton of bad days. I hope you get your million inches.

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