Dan Lyons, a retired teacher from California is making his way through Marion County this week on a coast-to-coast walk for a good cause. The purpose of the journey is to raise money for Locks of Love, because they provided a hairpiece for his daughter before she lost of life to cancer at age 17. Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces for children in the U.S. and Canada who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Lyons says he welcomes Marion County residents to stop and say hello and join him for a portion of the walk.
Lyons stayed with the Golay family Monday when he arrived in Pleasantville and is making his way through Knoxville today, where he will be staying at the Red Carpet, courtesy of the motel. If anyone is interested in providing accommodations for Lyons in southern Marion County Wednesday evening, they can call 641-204-9122.
Lyons does not personally accept donations for the group – he encourages supporters to donate through the website www.locksoflove.org.