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Jessica DeCristofaro to be Honored at Lolly’s Locks’ 5th Annual DC Night of Fashion on May 18th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Lolly’s Locks, a nonprofit that provides high-quality wigs to economically disadvantaged cancer patients, is pleased to announce that Jessica DeCristofaro, author of Talk Cancer to Me, will be the Honored Guest & Speaker at Lolly’s Locks’ 5th Annual DC Night of Fashion on Thursday, May 18th at The Watergate Hotel.

Jessica Lynne DeCristofaro was twenty-eight when she was diagnosed with Stage IV B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. After receiving her diagnosis and leaving the hospital, she found that no real guidebook for cancer sufferers existed. So she resolved to create one.

Starting a blog, Lymphoma Barbie, to chronicle her own cancer journey, she was so touched by people’s responses that she expanded her writings into a book.

DeCristofaro, a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, lives in Miami, Florida, where she works as a pharmaceutical sales representative.

Lolly’s Locks’ 5th Annual DC Night of Fashion will include an open-bar cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and a wig-centric fashion show. The wig-centric fashion show will feature the designs of Kate Pankoke, Kate Pankoke, luxury bridal & evening wear designer, founder of Elaya Vaughn, and Project Runway All Star. All proceeds from the event will benefit Lolly’s Locks’ wig recipients.

For more information about Lolly’s Locks or the DC Night of Fashion, contact Mackenzie Riordan at mackenzie@lollyslocks.org.


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