Our First Annual Golf Tournament is fast approaching! Be sure to get registered today before we fill up…only 36 teams allowed this year!
The Rawls Golf Course by Texas Tech University
Thursday, April 29th, 2021
Lunch & Registration are at 12 pm
Tees Time is at 1:30 pm (shotgun start)
In early 2012, Adair was invited to a Du (wig) party: the Du Company makes high-quality synthetic wigs that are stylish, come in many lengths and colors, and are engineered to be cooler than other brands. Since Adair had worn wigs for quite some time for both fashion and convenience, this was a great opportunity for her. Shortly thereafter, Karla persuaded Adair to purchase a retail wig inventory for clients at her boutique and spa. Sharing the business opportunity with Alexis was an organic next step. While the idea was appealing to her, Alexis wanted to specifically work with need-based clients suffering from hair loss. Based on this model, Karla and Alexis networked with a local oncology nurse who runs a cancer support group. Upon presenting the Dus to the patients and their families, something special happened. The response was overwhelming (the crying kind). Simply seeing how they looked with a new, full set of hair touched them, and anyone could clearly see the joy they received from the inside, out. This was a pivotal moment for the IOF as it was a sign to move forward with our non-profit concept.
Something unbelievable happened next: Karla began receiving calls from women who were too ill to leave home for wig fittings. Not to be slowed, Karla simply made house calls. Time and time again, the results would be the same: clients loved the Dus, but did not have the resources to make the purchase. Karla, being the giving person she is, would tell them to keep their favorite Du free of charge. These wonderful clients brought tears to her eyes: how could these women tolerate their many medical procedures sometimes fighting for their lives while enduring the humiliation of losing their hair with no help? Our mission began here as there was clearly a need to assist these brave women.
To begin the legal process, Adair individually met with an attorney to get preliminary information about starting an aesthetic services organization. Sharing this exciting possibility with Alexis and Karla was one of the biggest highlights of the journey…how would YOU react if you found out your dream was within reach?
All three women knew that the next step was to inform the owners of the Du Company, David and Susie Vaters, about the organization concept. It was an emotional evening as Karla told them of all the contacts she made and the wigs she had given away. The Vaters saw the need and instantly wanted to help us in our mission to enrich the community. They would later donate a sizable amount of brand new Dus to the IOF. With this important support behind us, it was time to really get to work.