NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Coyote Ugly Saloon is running a national hair drive at all of its corporate-owned United States locations (Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, New Orleans, New York City, Oklahoma City, Memphis, Nashville, Austin and San Antonio). Donations will go to Children With Hairloss and will be made during a "Cut Off Party" event held at each bar location.
Cut Off Parties will be held in nine cities across the country and will involve professional hair stylists, food, drinks, great music, and the world famous Coyotes. Founder Liliana "Lil" Lovell will be donating her own hair at the New Orleans location and Coyote Ugly (CU) staffers have begun growing their hair (men and women) in anticipation of the September 26th event. In addition to staff participation, CU is hoping to involve friends, family, bar patrons, and anyone else who would like to attend a fun event that will help children in need. Please plan accordingly, as hair needs to be at least 8 inches long and in a ponytail or braid at the time of donation.
Children With Hairloss was created as a resource for all children who have medically-related hair loss. It is their mission to empower children of financially challenged families to become whole again by making hair available to those who might otherwise have no means of obtaining the hair they need. Please see www.childrenwithhairloss.us.
Coyote Ugly Saloon became a worldwide social phenomenon when Touchstone Pictures released a major motion picture in 2000 based on founder Liliana Lovell's unconventional approach to the bar business. With bars all over the country and recent international expansion, CU is not only a household name, but a thriving and expanding enterprise which has and will continue to touch millions. Liliana and her team have always made it a priority to use this renown in an effort to raise money and support for those less fortunate, and they hope to make this event their most far-reaching yet. Please see www.coyoteuglysaloon.com.
The idea for this national hair drive was inspired by Lil's nine-year-old son, Jackson, who grew his hair for a year to meet the requirements of this charity. His only concern came with choosing a charity that helped not only sick kids but kids who were also poor. "Jackson was unfazed by the cruel comments that came at the expense of being a little boy with exceptionally long hair," stated Ms. Lovell. "He just wanted to help a child in need." A nationwide hair drive fueled by the world famous Coyote Ugly Saloon seemed like the perfect way to put Jackson's passion for helping children into widespread action.
Jackson will be helping Lil collect donations in New Orleans and, to those who have reservations about donating, he says: "What is the big deal? Your hair will grow back!"
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