Locks of love to honor mom

Gwen Chamberlain
Carissa gets a final look at her hair before it’s sent to Locks for Love.

Carissa Lockner wanted to do something to help her mother, Jolene, who is battling stage 4 breast cancer.

While friends and community members are planning fund-raising events to help cover the expenses that cancer treatment brings, Carissa, pitched in by finding her way to a beauty salon, and donating 10 in. of her silky, thick, beautiful, dark hair to Locks of Love in honor of her mother.

Carissa, 28, whose ability to help with preparing for the Aug. 18 Poker Run and other events, might be impaired some by her cerebral palsy, but she’s side-by-side with those who are working on the benefits for her mom, says Becky Perry, a friend of the family.

Jolene Lockner, 47, of Potter, was a nurse at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan. She was diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago, and, according to Perry, she was doing well until the disease came back again recently, spreading to other areas.

The Poker Run will begin at Jose & Willy’s on Lakeshore Drive in Canandaigua and end at Smuggler’s Corner in Potter.

Perry says motorcyclists and motorists alike can participate in the run. For details about the event, call 585-202-0686.

Another fund-raising event will be held Sept. 23 at the Potter Fire House.

Sherry Fox of Keuka Cut & Curl, cuts Carissa Lockner’s hair to be donated to Locks of Love.