• Clark Co. Relay For Life Kicks off On Saturday, June 19; Activities, Schedule Announced0

  • Man Walking Across Country to Promote Locks of Love

    Man Walking Across Country to Promote Locks of Love0

    Dan Lyons of Antioch, California was walking through Clark
    County on Tuesday, June 1. He is on a 3,000 mile pilgrimage from Olympia
    Washington to Florida promoting the “Locks of Love” program. Mr. Lyons lost his
    daughter to Breast Cancer when she was 17 years old and knows first hand about
    the “Locks of Love” program where hair donors with hair 10 inches or longer can
    donate their hair which will be used to make wigs by those taking treatment
    that among the side affects is hair loss.

    Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides
    hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and
    Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any
    diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create
    the highest quality hair prosthetics. The prostheses we provide help to restore
    their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and
    their peers.

    Lyons averages
    around 20 –25 miles a day and goes through a pair of New Balance tennis shoes
    at a rate of around a pair of shoes a state. He left Olympia Washington on
    February 3rd and is heading for West Palm Beach, Florida which is
    where the Lock’s of Love’ main office is located. Three years previously he
    made the trip for the American Cancer Society. He has also walked in 10
    different Relay For Life’s across the United States. “He stated, “I’m just
    trying to get the word out about how important this program is,” stated the
    retired school teacher. He added, “I try to get started by 6:00 a.m. in the
    morning while it’s still cool. I stay
    in campgrounds, motels, and even fire stations. Just wherever I can stay when I
    have done my distance for the day. I am received very well and people have been
    very nice to me and very supportive of my reason for walking Last night I
    stayed at Indian Lakes Campground in Farmington, Iowa and the lady there saw my
    “Locks of Love” card. And said my daughter just got her hair cut for “Locks of
    Love” and we didn’t know where to send it!” So she gave it to me. That happens
    all the way across America. It’s just great! It’s very rewarding despite being
    very tough on you both physically and emotionally. I hear so very sad stories
    out there about loved one, which have been lost to cancer and the brave battles
    that are being fought. I am meeting just hundreds of people and all with
    stories. My own mother is a 22-year

  • West Coast Cyclists Travel Through Kahoka

    West Coast Cyclists Travel Through Kahoka0