Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"Locks of Love" raises 61 ponytails at Rio Spa & Salon!

Locks of Love “Catch of the Day”

Seven year-old Rowena Gellett donates her hair

The Gallett family poses after all three
donated their ponytails to Locks of Love

Rio Spa & Salon hosted
its 2nd annual Locks of Love Cut-A-Thon raising a total of 61 ponytails to
benefit the organization. This year’s event was held in honor of Rylie Cruz,
the granddaughter of a longtime Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino employee, who
lost her battle with cancer earlier this year. The donated hair will go to the
Locks of Love organization and will be turned into wigs and hairpieces for
children undergoing chemotherapy or suffering from other medical illnesses.

The Cut-A-Thon was a family
affair for one
family in
particular. Seven-year-old Rowena Gellett heard about the event and decided to
donate her 19-inch ponytail, which had never been cut. Seeing her enthusiasm
both of her parents also participated; her father Michael Gellett donated
22-inches bringing in  the second-longest
donation of the day. The longest ponytail donation of the day belonged to
12-year-old Hope Marroquin who donated a 26-inch ponytail.

All of the hair donated from
this year’s Cut-A-Thon will benefit Locks of Love. For those who are interested
in donating, Rio Spa & Salon at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino will
continue collecting ponytail donations all year long. For more information
please visit www.riolasvegas.com or call 702-777-7779.

Photos courtesy of Rio Spa
& Salon

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