Events

Photos from Lolly’s Locks’ NYC Night of Fashion on November 3rd

On Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 Lolly’s Locks held its 3rd Annual NYC Night of Fashion at Flash Factory NY.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Denise Albert

Founder of The Moms, Co-Host of The MOMS with Denise & Melissa on SiriusXM Stars, and Breast Cancer Survivor

HONORED GUEST & SPEAKER
Ramy Gafni

Celebrity Brow & Beauty Guru, Author of Ramy Gafni’s Beauty Therapy: The Ultimate Guide to Looking and Feeling Great While Living With Cancer and How to Fake Real Beauty, and Creator of RAMY Cosmetics

FASHION SHOW PARTNER
Irina Shabayeva

Couture Designer, Luxury Brand, Project Runway Winner, and Philanthropist

WIG PARTNER
Shevy Wigs

Photo Credit: Andrew Werner Photograpy

Cancer Discussion

A Wig from Lolly’s Locks Empowers Natalie

This post was written by one of our recipients, Natalie, from Philadelphia, PA.

When I turned 50 in June 2015, I was convinced that it was not only my MILESTONE birthday, but my year to SHINE!  Philadelphia born and raised, I have always aspired to be an author and have two self-published novels under my belt.  I was more than determined to write that THIRD, which would be my BEST-SELLER, my PULITZER PRIZE masterpiece – the one that would take my LIFE to even greater heights!  So not only had I reached a milestone age, I would make people take notice of my God-given talents and abilities – once and for all!

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Irina Shabayeva to Show Collection at Lolly’s Locks’ NYC Night of Fashion on November 3rd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Lolly’s Locks, a nonprofit that provides high-quality wigs to economically disadvantaged cancer patients, is pleased to announce that couture designer, luxury brand, Project Runway Winner, and philanthropist, Irina Shabayeva, will be the fashion partner showing her collection at Lolly’s Locks’ NYC Night of Fashion on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Flash Factory NY. Irinia Shabayeva will collaborate with Lolly’s Locks’ wig partner Shevy Wigs in order to present a wig-centric fashion show with the purpose of showing just how undetectable and beautiful a high-quality wig can truly be.
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Cancer Discussion

Denise Albert to Host Lolly’s Locks’ NYC Night of Fashion on November 3rd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Lolly’s Locks, a nonprofit that provides high-quality wigs to economically disadvantaged cancer patients, is pleased to announce that Denise Albert, founder of The MOMS, Co-Host of The MOMS with Denise & Melissa on SiriusXM Stars, and breast cancer survivor will host Lolly’s Locks’ NYC Night of Fashion on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Flash Factory NY.

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Cancer Discussion

Looking Like Herself Makes a World of Difference to Sara

This post was written by one of our recipients, Sara, from San Jose, CA.

My name is Sara, and I am a mother of three. When going through treatment for my Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma my children were 2, 4, and 12. I was hard for me to let them see me. I didn’t want to look sick, and it is very hard to not look sick when you have almost no hair. They wanted to comfort me and be with me. I would have to cover my head with a beanie or a scarf and just say my hair was messy. When I got the wig from Lolly’s Locks it made me feel almost normal again, at least I could definitely look normal. I remember my oldest was the first one to see me wear it. He had just come home from school.

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With a Little Help from Her 4-Year-Old Son , Viktoria Takes Control During Cancer Treatment

This post was written by one of our recipients, Viktoria, from Union City, NJ.

Hi, I’m Viktoria,

I’m 40, and a mom of two boys. Last year I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma, and also I was found to be positive for the BRCA1 mutation. Cancer had already spread to my lymph nodes, and tumor was too big to operate, so I had to start with chemo to shrink it.

I did the TCHP protocol first. Two weeks after that, my hair started to fall out in chunks. It was the most emotional part for me and my family. I was always a long haired girl. I let my four year old boy cut it, to make it less scary for him.

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Ramy Gafni to be Honored at Lolly’s Locks’ NYC Night of Fashion on November 3rd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Lolly’s Locks, a nonprofit that provides high-quality wigs to economically disadvantaged cancer patients, is pleased to announce that Ramy Gafni, Celebrity Brow & Beauty Guru, Author of Ramy Gafni’s Beauty Therapy: The Ultimate Guide to Looking and Feeling Great While Living With Cancer and How to Fake Real Beauty, and creator of Ramy Cosmetics, will be the Honored Guest and Speaker at Lolly’s Locks’ NYC Night of Fashion on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Flash Factory NY.

Ramy began his career in beauty after dropping out of law school and moving to Sydney, Australia to attend beauty school. This career change offered Ramy the opportunity to pursue freelance work as a professional makeup artist when he traveled through Singapore and Europe and back to his hometown of New York where he started working for cosmetic companies as he developed his reputation as the go to makeup artist for editorial, television and celebrity makeup.

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Cancer Discussion

Qualifying for Social Security Benefits with Cancer

This article was provided by Social Security Disability Help, an independent organization dedicated to helping people of all ages get the disability benefits they need. If you need have any questions or need any help understanding the application process, feel free to reach out to their staff at help@disability-benefits-help.org.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers financial resources for people with cancer who are unable to work. These necessary benefits allow you to focus on what’s truly important: recovery.

Medically Qualifying with Cancer

When the SSA receives your application, it will compare your cancer to its own medical guide, known as the Blue Book. The Blue Book lists exactly how advanced your cancer needs to be to qualify.

Some cancers will medically qualify with just a diagnosis. These include:

  • Certain forms of lymphoma or leukemia
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Inflammatory breast cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Salivary cancer
  • Sinoasal cancer
  • Thyroid cancer

Other forms of cancer will qualify differently. For example, breast cancer will qualify if it has spread to a your chest wall or skin, or to more than 10 auxiliary nodes. This typically means women with Stage III breast cancer or higher will medically qualify. Prostate cancer will only qualify if it has progressed or returned despite treatment, has spread to other internal organs, or is a small-cell carcinoma.
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Video: Lolly’s Locks’ DC Night of Fashion – May 5, 2016

Lolly’s Locks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing high-quality wigs to cancer patients in need. On May 5th, 2016, Lolly’s Locks held its 4th Annual DC Night of Fashion at The Ritz-Carlton. The host was none other than Holly Morris, Fox Early Morning News Anchor + Co-Host of Good Day DC. Lolly’s Locks’ Honored Guests and Speakers were the inspirational sisters Cynthia Sansone and Rachel DeMolfetto, of Mondays at Racine. The event program featured a wig-centric fashion show showcased the designs of boutique shop, Emily Grace, and illustrated the quality of the wigs given to our recipients by Shevy Wigs.

Events

Photos From Lolly’s Locks’ DC Night of Fashion on May 5, 2016

On Thursday, May 5th, 2016 Lolly’s Locks held its 4th Annual DC Night of Fashion at The Ritz-Carlton. This beautiful and inspirational evening was hosted by Fox Early Morning News Anchor and Co-Host of Good Day DC, Holly Morris. The evening’s honorees were none other than Cynthia Sansone and Rachel DeMolfetto of Mondays at Racine. We were honored to present a very special fashion show featuring the designs of local boutique, Emily Grace, and showcasing wigs by Lolly’s Locks’ partner Shevy Wigs.

To see all photos from the event, check out our Flickr album here!

Photo Credit: Nick & Erin Photography