Thursday, October 11
I read an annoucement over on For Me, For You today and while I don't like to repost what others have already posted, I think this is such a worthy cause and fun idea that I wanted to spread the word!
If you're in L.A., you can stop by Braids by Breslin, a fundraiser for Alison Breslin, who is facing enormous debt after having a tumor removed from her ovary. You get to donate to a great cause and walk away with a great do! Here's Alison's story:
Over the summer I had to have emergency surgery to have a grapefruit sized tumor in one of my ovaries removed, a sudden and shocking discovery during a routine exam. It was rapidly growing and compromising my organ function, and having been cut off of my insurance just mere days prior by my ex-boyfriend, I had no choice but to hand over my credit card to the hospital to perform the surgery. Which leads me to where I am today: buried in $15,000 of debt. I was incredibly fortunate to bounce back health-wise and I’m doing great now, but it’s impossible to get ahead and a daily stress on my life.
My friends and I put our heads together to figure out a fun way to have a fundraiser to help pay my medical bills. I’ve been braiding hair ever since I was a little girl, when my mom taught me how on my American Girl dolls. I’ve never stopped! Braids By Brislin is a braid bar fundraiser and a fun night of hair braiding and friends – to help me shave off some debt and to make some ladies feel pretty. Whitney of Myrtle has been lovely enough to host the event at her store, so I hope you can join us for a wonderful time. We’ll be scheduling braids and accepting walk-ins, so email me to schedule a time or if you have any questions. Thank you so much for your support, I’m incredibly grateful!
If you don't live in L.A., but would like to help Alison out, please consider supporting her here.
Photo Credit: For Me, For You