CFCC and Wilmington Early College High School Team Up for ‘Locks of Love’

 “Valentine’s Day Locks of Love” is an opportunity for Cape Fear Community College students and people throughout the community to contribute to Locks of Love, a public non-profit organization that provides vacuum fitted hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

The event will be held on CFCC’s North Campus, 4500 Blue Clay Road, Castle Hayne, on Monday, February 14, 2011, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  “Valentine’s Day Locks of Love” is a partnership between the Wilmington Early College High School and Cape Fear Community College’s Cosmetology Department. Customers will receive a blunt cut and hair shaping FREE OF CHARGE with the donation of their hair. Hair must be at least 10” long, clean and dry. It cannot be bleached. It can be dyed or permed, however.

Even those who do not have long hair or a desire to have their hair cut may contribute through either a monetary contribution or the purchase of a Locks of Love Bear by GUND. A computer will be set up at the site of the Locks of Love event for this purpose, or individuals may make their contribution through the Locks of Love website: Monetary donations to Locks of Love are tax deductible.

Locks of Love, which began operation in 1998, provides high quality hair prosthetics to children, ages 6-21. These hairpieces require between 6-10 ponytails and take approximately 4-6 months to manufacture. The mission of Locks of Love is to restore self-esteem and confidence, enabling these children to face the world and their peers.  

For more information about Locks of Love, contact the Community Events Coordinator at; 234 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33405. Phone: 561-833-7332; Fax: 561-833-7962; Web:; Email:

For more information about this event at CFCC, please email Kate Santhuff, CFCC Liaison to the Wilmington Early College. Email: