Darryl Worley decided to trade in his guitar strings for a pair of scissors recently during the Country on the Beach charity event. Country music fan Susan Handerhan is a great supporter of Darryl Worley's music and asked if he would do the honors of cutting 10 inches of her hair for the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program.
Susan Handerhan said that she was growing her hair out when a friend she met on one of the country cruises was going through her fifth round of cancer. According to Handerhan, "she was supposed to be at Country on the Beach. At a concert in Oneonta, NY, Darryl and I were talking about the length of my hair and I was telling him about why I was growing and that I planned on cutting it while we were in Key West. He asked who was going to cut it and I said that Brenda was, but if she couldn't do it I would have him cut it. Brenda did not make the trip so I asked Darryl and he said he would love to."
Country On the Beach is a fundraiser for the T.J. Martell Foundation. It happens at The Reach Motel in Key West each year. Darryl Worley is no stranger to helping out for cancer research. Each year he hosts his own Tennessee River Run, as well as other events to help with the Darryl Worley Cancer Center in Savannah, Tenn. He is also a big supporter of those serving in the military, as well as veterans.
"I have been a fan of Darryl Worley the man almost as long as I have been a fan of Darryl Worley the musician," according to Susan Handerhan. "Darryl is the genuine article. With Darryl what you see is what you get. He really seems to enjoy life and is easy to get along with. He takes the time to talk to his fans and remembers the fans when you see him again. This was my first time at this event and I do plan on going back. My family has been hit hard by cancer so I understand that research is very important."
Pantene Beautiful Lengths program was started in July 2006 as a partnership between Pantene and American Cancer Society. According to Pantene's website, "The role of Pantene is to help women grow long, strong, beautiful hair and provide the funds to turn this hair into free, real-hair wigs for women with cancer. So far, Pantene has donated 24,000 free real-hair wigs to the American Cancer Society’s wig banks, which distribute wigs to cancer patients across the country."
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