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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
Fax:     (239) 590-1066

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FGCU Center for Civic Engagement Presents Annual 'Locks of Love' Event Feb. 13

WHO     FGCU Center for Civic Engagement, for the public

WHAT     "Locks of Love" event to benefit the nonprofit organization Locks of Love. The event provides free haircuts with a donation of 10 inches or more of healthy hair. Donors with fewer than 10 inches of hair can donate $10 for a haircut. Manicurists and chair massages are available as well as a number of raffle items. The salon partner sponsoring this year's event by providing stylists, manicurists and certificates for services include The Touch Spa and Salon.

WHEN     10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13

WHERE     Student Union Lobby

WHY     The event gathers donations of hair and financial support for Locks of Love, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization based in Lake Worth, Fla., that provides custom-fitted hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children with medical hair loss. Founded in 1997, the organization has helped over 1,000 children. The prosthetics are provided for free or on a sliding scale by financial need. More information about Locks of Love is available at .

COST     Free for haircuts of 10 inches or more of hair, and $10 for haircuts of less than 10 inches

CONTACT     Rose McGahee at (239) 590-7958 or

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