Monday, October 15, 2012

Hair Because We Care

Hair Because We Care is a fundraiser that I learned about on my latest visit to Gilda's Club South Florida. Throughout the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Hair Because We Care sells pink hair extensions for $20 in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. When I became aware of such a fabulously fun and important fundraiser I immediately knew I wanted to become involved. My Grandmother is a Breast Cancer Survivor, and I know she isn't alone. It seems like everywhere you turn these days someone has been effected by Breast Cancer in one way or another. Everyone has their own story.

After a brief meeting with Ilona, the Head of the Community Relations Department of the Miami Dolphins, a plan was in the works. In no time at all I got the call. She had gotten it passed for the Hair Because We Care Crew to come to the Breast Cancer Awareness Miami Dolphins Game and sell pink hair along side the Miami Dolphins Women's Organizations fundraising table on the plaza! 

On October 14th, 2012, the Hair Because We Care Crew sold pink hair extensions at their first Miami Dolphins Game ever. It was a hit! Much fun was had accessorizing people young and old, male and female with pink hair! I wanted to give Dan a pink hair extension for the game, but I think there are rules against anything detachable and/or things legal for game day attire. Too many rules for me, so we stuck to ourselves and the plaza peeps.

Check out some of the pictures below! And if you didn't get a chance to get your pink hair at the game, don't worry! There are approximately 60 salons in South Florida that will put it in for you! Click the blue "Hair Because We Care" link above to find a list of the salons.

Thank you to
-Gilda's Club South Florida for introducing me to such an awesome fundraiser.
-The wonderful women of the Miami Dolphins Community Relations Department for getting the event passed for the plaza short notice, and setting everything up.
-The Hair Because We Care Crew for coming out with their pink hair and awesome attitudes to help raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer.
-All of the Miami Dolphins Fans who came out and purchased pink hair extensions to support the cause and root on the Dolphins to their victory over the Rams.
-Athletes Quarterly Magazine, Miami Dolphin Jimmy Wilson, Kim Staninger, and Joseph Bohne for the retweets about the event.
-My fellow Miami Dolphins Women's Organization ladies for sharing their space on the plaza with Hair Because We Care, and for those couple of ladies who bought their pink hair too!

Photos are Courtesy of Gilda's Club South Florida and Hair Because We Care.

Men got their pink hair!

 And not only on their heads! This guy got his beard done!

Busy day at the game for Hair Because We Care!
You could choose light pink clip in extensions or bright/dark pink semi permanent ones.
Love this one!

 The awesome Hair Because We Care Stylists from The Elite Group!

 The founder of Hair Because We Care, Nina Havlik with myself, Kaela Carpenter.

Even this wild fan, Gorilla Man, wanted some pink hair...

...And those MUCH more beautiful than he... 
Jackie Long, Miami Dolphin Jake Long's wife.

The Elite Group for Hair Because We Care with Kara Ross, wife of Miami Dolphins Owner, Stephen Ross, (Front center),  Kaela Carpenter, wife of Miami Dolphins Kicker Dan Carpenter (me), and Nina Havlik, founder of Hair Because We Care.
 Kara got her pink hair extension too! Way too cool to have her come out and support the cause! Thanks Kara! Check out the shirts she designed for the Miami Dolphins Women's Organization! I am wearing one, and she is holding one up. Mrs. Ross designs many beautiful things. Check them out HERE! If you are interested in the awesome shirts she designed for the MDWO, they are for sale in the Miami Dolphins Pro Shop now!
 It was all round a good day. Pink colored the stadium. Way cool.
Later that night, while Dan and I were on the back patio watching some football, I let Rylee try on the extension too. Yes, I am a nerd. I know.

Do you raise awareness or funds for Breast Cancer? How do you show your support?


  1. Thank you for he support and for helping us spread awareness! Nina Hallick and the rest of our Elite Group team had a fantastic time and raised money for a great cause. It was inspiring to see the amount of support by dolfans wearing pink and the Nfl in their continued support for breast cancer research!! Thanks again and we hope to return again!

  2. The Elite Group Hair Studio & HAIR...because we Care Team had a great time. We met some amazing people with wonderful stories of survival and support. Thank you to everyone for sharing and caring.
    The pink Extension is an innovative symbol of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Support. Most everyone has been touch by someone with Breast Cancer. We wanted to create a new way to show your love and support for those touched by Cancer. All (100%) of money raised during the month of October with H.B.W.C goes to Gilda's club of South Florida.
    I can't thank you enough for getting involved and helping to raise more awareness to H.B.W.C for Gilda's Club.