Fighting Sickle Cell Anemia
Under the leadership of Lorenzo and Professional Hair Designers in Southern California have raised over $250,000 in the fight against Sickle Cell Anemia with 100% of all proceeds going to Sickle Cell Offices in Southern California. This community outreach effort began in 1998 after Lorenzo lost his younger brother, Randy, to Sickle Cell. On January 10, 1999 Professional Hair Designer held their first Lip Sync Fundraiser at Riverside Community College in Riverside, California. Subsequent Lip Sync Fundraisers have been held at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. The efforts of Lorenzo and the Professional Hair Designers have made a positive difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by Sickle Cell Anemia.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Under the leadership of Lorenzo and Professional Hair Designers in Southern and Northern California have produced seven successful Breast Cancer Awareness Hair Extravaganzas. This community effort began in 2000 when Cheryl Littleton, a Professional Hair Designer in Pasadena, California was diagnosed with breast cancer and who later lost her life to cancer. The first Breast Cancer Awareness Hair Extravaganza was held on December 10, 2000 in Ontario, California. Subsequently in 2002 Wanda was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Today, Wanda is a thriving Breast Cancer Survivor. To God be the Glory. Each Hair Extravaganza has provided attendees with education and resource material from the American Cancer Society and the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California. We have learned that early detection through monthly self breast examinations, yearly mammograms, and a yearly breast examination by a physician are keys to Survivorship!