“Hawk’s Locks for Kids,” is an organization established by NFL linebacker A.J. Hawk and his wife, Laura. AJ, known for his golden locks peeking out from underneath his helmet every Sunday, has cut his famous ‘do’ to raise money and collect donated hair for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. In addition to personal donations, fundraisers, spreading awareness, and recruiting other donors the main goal is to make wigs for kids.
When children lose their hair, whether as a result of medical treatments, health conditions or burn accidents, they don’t just suffer physically. The change in their appearance can drastically undermine their self-image and sabotage their self-esteem. To combat this additional trauma, “Hawk’s Lock for Kids” was born.