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Taking Steps Against Cancer with Sexy Hair® by YouTube Vlogger Ashley Sander @alhsander

October 8, 2013

On August 22nd, I had the honor of being a part of an amazing event. Sexy Hair, my all-time favorite hair brand EVER, asked me to serve as a Special Correspondent for their Caring is Sexy Walk-a-Thon benefiting their philanthropic partner Look Better Feel Better, a nonprofit that helps those with cancer deal with the devastating appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. I jumped at the opportunity because this cause is dear to my heart.

More than two decades ago, my grandfather was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Five years ago, my aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully, both are now in remission and in good health but everyone in my family were forever changed. That Thursday, I put on my sneaks and shades and joined more than 100 Sexy Hair employees in supporting those in their lives who have fought and won or lost their fight to cancer. Our matching red shirts; emblazoned with the names of those we were walking for that day including my aunty Daren Solidum, shined brightly under the light blue sky on a picture-perfect California day.

While many Sexy Hair employees ran the course, I stood clear out of their way and walked three miles within the allotted hour and a half. Some came back with loads and loads of bracelets! I remember thinking about how much I hated to run and how my lousy three miles looked in comparison to some of the others. But regardless, I knew that for every mile, Sexy Hair made a $10 donation to Look Good Feel Better and that every single mile counted.

The overall experience was amazing! I’ve never been a part of something like this before, and I am so proud and honored to say that I now have. Everyone at Sexy Hair was so passionate and it was rewarding to work with such a reputable company who gives back in this way.

For those who couldn’t be a part of such a great event, you have several ways you can help this amazing nonprofit.

Go to your nearest Sexy Hair salon or specialty beauty store and pick up a bottle of the specially marked “Pink” Sexy Hair cans. The design changes and this year’s edition comes in a pretty “Ombré” look. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of these cans go to Look Good Feel Better. Or check out www.sexyhaircutathon.com for the nearest salon participating in the 2nd Annual Caring is Sexy Cut-A-Thon on October 22nd. A portion of the day’s proceeds from participating locations will be donated to Look Good Feel Better. Last year, more than $115,000 was raised in a single day!

Life is precious; and unfortunately, some realized and learned the hard way - but also, have been given a second chance. I thank God for these experiences that really require me to take a second look, to value and appreciate my own life. I am blessed to have been able to join the walk-a-thon this year, and I can only hope to continue this tradition every year.

A SPECIAL thanks to all of my dear, dear friends at Sexy Hair. YOU ROCK! After all, Caring is most definitely Sexy!

- Ashley Sander
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