Meet Olya. She is beautiful, funny, kind and a very giving person.
Here is her story:
“Folsom Supercuts manager Olga Howerton will shave all 20-plus inches of her hair to help cure childhood cancer.
Howerton, 30, of Natomas, hopes to raise $30,000 in donations for St. Baldrick’s. Throughout the month of February, all of the Sacramento area Supercuts salons will be accepting donations to help Howerton reach her goal.
“We have been involved with St. Baldrick’s for a couple of years and hearing people’s stories touched me. I thought, ‘Why can’t I do that?’” Howerton said. “It’s only hair. It grows back.”
Funds raised at the St. Baldrick’s event, hosted by Keaton Rafael Memorial, will go toward childhood cancer research as well as to support local children with cancer and their families.
“I have been growing my hair out for the past year for this cause,” she said. “And I haven’t colored it in four years, so it is in good condition.”
Howerton said hearing stories of children battling cancer broke her heart, so she hopes with her donation the fight is one step closer to finding the cure to cancer.”
Written By: Laura Newell, Folsom Telegraph.
Olya contacted me back in December and later next month we met for the shoot. The first time I saw her I couldn’t believe that she will cut her hair.
We took some photos and with the help of my good friend Victor Bivol we put together a poster which was in every single SuperCuts location in Sacramento Area.
Couple of months later Olya disproved my suspicions. She had enough courage and will to sacrifice her hair in order to help cure childhood cancer.
The girl’s name in the photo Olya is holding is Emma, 4, and she was diagnosed with leukemia at the age 2.
With the support of SuperCuts, Olya could raise $27,000 for children like Emma to have hope for the future.
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I was really honored to photograph Olya. As she is a true example of compassion, giving and living for something GREATER Than Yourself.