Mardi Gras for a Cause

March 4, 2019 | Ivy Publications

Over the weekend, Mardi Gras was celebrated in fabulous fashion in Downtown Charlottesville to benefit nonprofit Wigs For Kids. Owner of local Alternative Hair Solutions Jean Brickwedde hosted the party to raise funds for this great organization. Through her business, Brickwedde (seen below in top left image, standing on far right) works with children and adults suffering from hair loss from a variety of conditions, including cancer. 

The fun affair was thoroughly enjoyed by all and featured food by The Catering Outfit, dancing, a photo booth and a silent auction with an array of terrific items generously donated by local businesses, including us at Charlottesville Wine & Country Living. We were proud to participate!

Brickwedde has been a hairdresser in Charlottesville for over 25 years. While she still works with her regular clientele, she has also taken on the mission of specializing in services for those suffering from hair loss because of the great need. While serving clients who are terminally ill, she is able to provide a service that brings them joy in their last days.

In her endeavor to help those suffering from hair loss, Brickwedde has been especially moved to work with children through Wigs For Kids. She was touched from the outpouring of community support for this special nonprofit during her Mardi Gras party over the weekend. You can learn more about Wigs For Kids here. And, you can check out Brickwedde’s important work through Alternative Hair Solutions here.




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Continuing to develop our newest brands, Ivy Publications opened the Charlottesville Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA, a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginia artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire to locally made artisan foods, water, wine, beer and cider, and more. Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.