[Lab] Shave a Maker

Darcy Whyte darcy at inventorArtist.com
Tue Jul 29 19:48:41 EDT 2014

I guess I'll have to do some measurements now and a week or so off and try
and predict when I'll be ready for harvest. :)

Darcy Whyte

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On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 7:27 PM, Jason Arnold <arnold.jason at gmail.com>

> I'll second Britta on this; as I understand it, the Canadian Cancer
> Society (CCS) is in partnership with a couple groups: "A Child's Voice
> Foundation" (a.k.a. "Angel Hair for Kids") and "Pantene Beautiful Lengths".
> These two groups accept the hair donations to make wigs for cancer
> patients; "Angel Hair..." for children and "Pantene..." for adults. I think
> which one of the two you donate your hair to is your choice ultimately (as
> Britta mentioned, they have slightly different requirements), but the
> fundraising part always and only benefits the CCS. When I create the
> campaign, it will be the CCS hosting the team website and providing the
> paper forms (if needed) as well as tax receipts for the fundraising
> efforts.
> As for the event itself, we'd settle on a day sometime down the road and
> either make our way to a predetermined local salon (we've got our pick;
> there are a handful throughout the city that participate in this program)
> or we'd host some kind of event ourselves and have them come to us. Either
> way, they'll take care of all the hairdressing then and there.
> I do want to point out that *you don't have to donate hair* to
> participate on a team. In 2007 we only had one donor (Tom), the other
> handful of us with too little hair to donate simply pledged to help in the
> fundraising and shave our heads when it was all over. I was working in IT
> at a local college back home at the time, so we made a show of the event.
> Here's a PowerPoint of how it all went down one fine afternoon in May in
> the entrance hall of my alma mater: http://1drv.ms/1klpTYG
> One thing I forgot to mention is timeline. Doug donated last summer,
> Britta mid-last-winter and I was looking to do my donation within the next
> month. We're all kinda out of step, but Britta seems keen on giving this a
> go when she's got more hair, so, Darcy/Justin, you can hold off on this
> round if you actually want to donate. Otherwise, if there's anyone on board
> with joining me on this go-round and getting buzzed for Makers/Cancer, let
> me know! I'll also be at ModLab tomorrow night if you'd like to chat me up
> about it then.
> I'm very encouraged by the response so far, thank you all! I'm pretty
> excited to see where this will go!
> *Jason*
> 2014-07-29 17:31 GMT-04:00 Britta Evans-Fenton <technical at artengine.ca>:
> Justin:
>>  I can actually answer that one in brief, it is usually not the cancer
>> society that you are donating hair to directly. I donated to Pantene who's
>> requirements were:
>>    - At least 8 inches long (no maximum length)
>>     - If you have wavy or curly hair, measure when straight
>>    - Free of permanent colour, bleach or other chemical treatments such
>>    as Japanese straightening
>>     - Vegetable dyes, semi-permanent dyes and rinses are acceptable, but
>>    “virgin” hair is preferred
>>    - No more than 5% gray
>> There is also A Child's Voice Foundation that requires:
>>    - The minimal hair donation length is *12 inches* measured tip to tip;
>>    - Hair can be placed in a *braid* or *ponytail*;
>>    - Tightly *secure* the braid or ponytail using rubber bands or hair
>>    elastics;
>>    - *No permed, bleached, dyed, or treated hair is acceptable*;
>>    - Cut *above* the rubber band or hair elastic, not below;
>>    - Slightly *grey hair* is acceptable.
>>    - Please ensure hair is *fully dry* when cut. Wet hair cannot be used.
>>    - Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or
>>    braid;
>>    - Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 12 inches;
>>    - Hair swept off the floor is not useable;
>>    - Hair that is shaved off and is not in a ponytail or braid is not
>>    usable. Please divide your hair into multiple ponytails and cut each one
>>    off before continuing to shave; and
>>    - Dreadlocks, wigs, falls, hair extensions, or synthetic hair is *not*
>>     acceptable.
>> I know there is a few more places but generally 8 inches is a good rule
>> of thumb.
>> Britta
>> *Technical Coordinator *
>> Artengine.ca
>> On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 3:47 PM, Justin <justin at slootsky.org> wrote:
>>>  Darcy : you were recently pondering a hair cut weren't you?
>>> Jason : what is the length required for the cancer society to make use
>>> of it?
>>> On July 29, 2014 3:06:56 PM Darcy Whyte <darcy at siteware.com> wrote:
>>>> You mean my hair is good for something?
>>>> That sounds like a pretty good cause, count me in.
>>>> I think I need to grow it more though...
>>>> --
>>>> Darcy Whyte
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>>>> On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 3:07 PM, Jason Arnold <arnold.jason at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Hello all,
>>>>> As some of you may have noticed, I have lots of hair (maybe not on
>>>>> top, but it is indisputably long). I've been growing it out with the goal
>>>>> of donating it for the Cancer Society as thanks for their help with someone
>>>>> near and dear to me: my sister, who, while she lost her hair to
>>>>> chemotherapy, ultimately won the war and has been cancer-free for over 10
>>>>> years now. Amongst many things, they gave her hair when she had none, so I
>>>>> wanna give some back while I still have it to give :D
>>>>> So, why am I telling you all this? Well, while I'm prepared to go it
>>>>> alone and fundraise as well as make my hair donation as an individual, as
>>>>> the saying goes: there's strength in numbers, so I'm putting this call out
>>>>> to you, my fellow Makers, to team up with me. I know the spirit's out
>>>>> there; a couple of Makers in our ranks - namely, Britta and Doug - have
>>>>> already donated their hair within the past year, but even if you don't have
>>>>> enough hair to donate, we can still join forces. Back in 2007, I was part
>>>>> of a "Shave a Nerd" campaign where we only had one hair donor among us, but
>>>>> the other dozen or so on the team joined in on the fundraising and had our
>>>>> heads shaved in solidarity. I'm aiming to do something like that for
>>>>> artengine. It's fun, it's for a good cause and it's a chance to garner some
>>>>> free publicity of sorts for our humble Makerspace. I'm open to suggestions
>>>>> on the Team name, but "Maker Haire" feels right. I haven't put together a
>>>>> team page or registered anything yet; I wanted to put this out there as a
>>>>> feeler before I took that next step. So, who's with me?
>>>>> *Jason*
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