by Allie Marie Smith
When Jessica, the Founder of Headbands of Hope emailed me I knew it was a mean-to-be connection and just had to share their amazing cause with you girls!
Jessica tells the story behind Headbands for Hope:
One day, I was pulling my hair back in a ponytail and thought about the hundreds of girls I encountered that lose their hair to cancer. I saw how much losing their hair had an impact on their self-esteem and confidence level.
I thought about the thousands of girls around the world losing their hair to chemotherapy. Being a young girl presents many struggles with self-esteem already and losing their hair as a result of a life-threatening illness is traumatic. Not only do they have to face the risk of losing their lives, they feel that they lose a part of their feminine identity.
Therefore I started Headbands of Hope! For every headband purchased, one is given to a girl with cancer and $1 is donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund life-saving childhood cancer research.
I invite you girls to shop the Headbands for Hope collection and be a part of brining smiles to girls with cancer and spreading hope one headband at a time.