SHEAR EXCELLENCE IS SHEER WONDERFUL

In Rantoul, Illinois there’s a hair salon called Shear Excellence. Last year one of their budding stylists, a young woman called Mackenzie Peters, died from a PE caused by her birth control. At that time her mother very kindly asked that mourners donate to our Foundation in lieu of flowers. So, in 2017 we received a series of cheques from them. It was a thoughtful and touching gesture from Mackenzie’s mother and friends. Well, recently, a cheque arrived from Shear Excellence, but with no explanation attached. I therefore tracked down the salon’s owner, Bridget Schlueter Rogers, to find out the story behind this latest donation. Bridget explained that the Salon had held a ‘Girl Power’ fundraiser in memory of Mackenzie and all funds raised were once again donated to the Foundation. She apologized for the amount, saying that the weather on the day of the fund-drive had been terrible, so fewer customers than usual had shown up. I can only say that whilst the donation itself is fantastic, more importantly, the thought behind it is simply amazing. Thanks so much to everyone at the salon who donated their time and efforts towards our cause; it was a beautiful and heartfelt action. Thank you so much once again, we’ll try to make you proud with our work to raise awareness about the horrible injuries and loss of life caused by these insidious drugs.