By Trenton Trotter
Mrs. Heather C. Love is a school based therapist at Foley High School. She works for Alta Pointe to help kids with depression, grief, anxiety, goal planning, and if you just need to talk. She is here for the good or the bad.
Now, why is her hair pink? Well…
Every October, for the past 15 years, Mrs. Love colors her hair pink, because she is really passionate about bringing awareness to cancer and cancer research. She’ll sometimes forget that her hair is pink and wonders why people look at her so often. It’s not because she’s weird. In fact, “I’ve embraced my weirdness a long time ago,” she says.
Mrs. Love does this so you can notice her hair and to strike up a conversation with you to talk about her passion. She tries to keep her hair pink the whole month. She also adds some purple in her hair to represent Domestic Violence Month, which is also in October.
“If you are passionate about something, be passionate about it. Don’t be timid. People are gonna talk about you anyways, so why can’t it be a positive thing,” said Mrs. Love.
What made her think of this idea, you ask? She says,”Watching family members and friends go through cancer, and seeing how positive they were, made me feel like I needed to help. One day I was teaching P.E after I dyed it pink the night before, and the kids got really involved. I have been doing it ever since.”
If you are interested in learning more about people spreading awareness, visit this link at Yahoo.com.
You can find Mrs. Love in the front office at Foley High School next to the teacher’s lounge.