If you read Tricia Brown's story about her long fight against cancer with her husband Eddie, you know that she is determined to do something to help fight this disease. Tricia wants to help by walking in the Avon 3-Day Breast Cancer walk.
Tricia will be participating in the New York 3-Day walk. This walk will take place in October and Tricia is already working hard to get ready and be in shape.
Tricia's Hair Challenge
As Tricia explained in her story, she cut off all of her hair when her husband Eddie lost his due to chemotherapy. Now Tricia's hair is short, It currently sits just below her chin.
Tricia wants to find a new style that she can wear during the three days that she is on the walk without any upkeep. As Tricia explained it, she will be up in the mountains and walking all day, getting hot and sweaty.
There will probably not be a lot of opportunities to shampoo or deal with complicated hair requirements.
Tricia and I exchanged a few emails about the type of style that would probably work best for her. I did suggest that she consider some braids that would stay put. While Tricia agreed that she liked that idea, she pointed out that her hair was still pretty short.
If you read Tricia's story about her husband, you would understand that when he started losing his hair to his chemotherapy, she cut all of her hair off to support him in his journey.
Now her hair is only mid-length, sitting just below her chin, and so she is limited to the different styles that she can wear. Tricia is working with her own personal stylist to come up with a good solution.
Tricia's initial thought was to create a style that is like a French Twist in the front of the hair that ends at three different kind of wavy braids with long tails. It was a little hard to visualize the exact style that Tricia was considering.
She has promised to send photos and pictures of the styles. Tricia will do a trial run of her style in the next few weeks. If she finds a style that she thinks will hold up during the three day walk through the mountains, she will then fine tune the style and send us photos.
Tricia has also agreed to send us all her notes and photos about the actual experience over the next few months. Hair Boutique will be doing a phone interview with Tricia and will publish the results of her heroic walk.
To try and get the best hair style for her journey Tricia has been looking at hair styling magazines and books to get lots of great ideas. This is always a good strategy. A photo speaks a 1,000 words.
One thing that Tricia is sure about, she wants to keep her bangs straight.
Tricia wanted me to be sure and tell everyone that sponsors her for her walk, that she will include their names on the donors list and on her personal T-Shirt.
Pledging Money For The Walk
How can one sponsor you as a walker? By agreeing to sponsor walkers like myself.
The New York Pledge Forms can be picked up on the Net. To get the proper Pledge Card Form for Tricia click on: New York Pledge Form (PDF) Be sure to add her name to the form as Tricia Brown, Walker ID# 3373N.
You can also pick up a sponsor pledge forms at the Hair Boutique by sending email to: Tricia@hairboutique.com.
If you prefer to receive a snail mail form, send a request for a pledge form to:
Ms. Tricia Brown c/o Drew University Alumni/ae House, Rm. 317 36 Madison Avenue Madison, NJ 07940 USA
Hair Boutique Note: After you have submitted your pledge form please send an email to Tricia@hairboutique.com so she can track your pledge through the system and send you a thank you.
Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day Information
The net proceeds from the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day will fund non-profit breast health programs, programs that provide support services for women undergoing treatment for breast cancer, and cutting-edge medical research on breast cancer.
Grants to these types of organizations will be awarded by the Avon Products Foundation, Inc.— a non-profit 501(c)(3) operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes — in partnership with organizations highly qualified to collaborate with Avon in the grant making process. The Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day is one activity of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, which began in 1993 as an initiative of Avon Products, Inc.
The mission of the Crusade is to provide medically underserved women with direct access to breast cancer early detection and support services, and to fund medical research to find the causes of and a cure for breast cancer and other women's cancers.
Since the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade began, revolutionary advances have been made in the study of biology and the development of technologies now being applied to the eradication of breast cancer. This research will ultimately help women in communities across the country, like those being served by Avon-funded breast health programs.
Avon Products, Inc., its independent sales representatives, its customers, and participants of the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day are building a legacy that is unique in the scope of its commitment to the lives and well-being of women. We have already done a lot, and we are going to do even more.