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

Phone: (239) 590-1006
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FGCU Center for Civic Engagement, Office of Student Activities Host Annual 'Locks of Love' Event Feb. 26

WHO FGCU Center for Civic Engagement and the Office of Student Activities, 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 as well as a number of raffle items will also be available. The salon partner sponsoring this year's event by providing stylists, manicurists and certificates for services include The Touch Spa & Salon and Cozmo the School.

WHEN 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26

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 Lisa Paige at (239) 590-7015 or

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