Ann Filippone, the office assistant of the Scottsdale @ 101’s Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, donated her hair to Locks of Love in honor of her mother’s battle with kidney and skin cancer and the memory of her father.
“With all the medical costs, we did not have the money for a wig when my mom’s hair thinned, and we hadn’t even heard of Locks of Love at the time,” Filippone said.
After learning about Locks of Love from her hairstylist, Filippone said she was impressed by “all the good they do.”
“I decided to let my hair grow. Recently, I walked into the salon to donate my hair to Locks of Love.”
When her father was diagnosed with cancer, she and her mom did everything to help make him comfortable as he deteriorated from an avid bowler to being in a wheelchair.
Later, she helped her mom fight both stage four kidney cancer and skin cancer. Fortunately, her mother was able to overcome both cancer battles.
“I am excited to do this again in the future because there is always someone out there experiencing similar trauma, and a wig or braid can mean a great deal both physically and emotionally,” Filippone says.
“I did this with the hope of making someone smile and because there are countless cancer patients waiting for a wig. I would encourage everyone to please consider making someone smile by donating their hair, too.”