Coldwell Banker office assistant donates to Locks of Love

Ann Filippone, the office assistant of the Scottsdale @ 101 office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, has donated her hair to Locks of Love in honor of her mother’s battle with kidney and skin cancer as well as the memory of her father.

“With all the medical costs, we did not have the money for a wig when my mom’s hair thinned, and we hadn’t even heard of Locks of Love at the time,” Ms. Filippone said in a prepared statement.

“Last year, my hairstylist told me about his volunteer involvement with Locks of Love, which caused me to look into the organization work, and after learning about all the good they do, I decided to let my hair grow. Recently, I walked into the salon to donate my hair to Locks of Love.”

When her father was diagnosed with cancer, she and her mom did everything to help make him comfortable as he deteriorated from an avid bowler to being confined to a wheelchair, according to a press release.

Later, she helped her mom fight both stage four kidney cancer and skin cancer. Her mother overcame both cancer battles.

“I am excited to do this again in the future because there is always someone out there experiencing similar trauma, and a wig or braid can mean a great deal both physically and emotionally,” Ms. Filippone said.

“I did this with the hope of making someone smile and because there are countless cancer patients waiting for a wig. I would encourage everyone to please consider making someone smile by donating their hair too.”

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