Did she “Go Bob? or Go Bald?”

Thank you for your donations! 

Natalie Lew had been growing her hair long for a few YEARS and was ready to cut it all off for the benefit of others.  Based on your donations, Natalie either cut her hair to a short bob or cut it all off on Wednesday, October 21. We don’t want to spoil it by telling you what happened, but we’ll post an update soon, hopefully with a few before and after pics.

The Causes

Go Bob? or Go Bald? by supporting RDU Forest

1. RDU Forest

TORC and Umstead Coalition’s efforts to create RDU Forest, an urban forested recreation center next to Umstead State Park… and to stop a private company from putting a rock quarry on land deeded to 4 public entities (the Odd Fellows).

Go Bob? or Go Bald? by supporting le Tour de Femme

2. le Tour de Femme

le Tour de Femme benefits two local charities, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and the UNC Rex Heathcare Angel Fund. It’s a women’s only Virtual event supporting the fight against cancer and empowering women through the sport of cycling.

$2,000 Raised?

Go Bob! If $2,000 was raised then Natalie cut her hair by at least 14” to a bob


$5,000 Raised?

Go Bald! If $5,000 was raised then Natalie cut all of her hair off! Yup, bald.


Dina Pezzimenti of Halo Salon in Raleigh did the cut… or shave.

Hair will be donated to an amazing organization, Hair We Share.  Their mission is to “help maintain dignity, confidence and self-esteem to those affected by medical hair loss.” 

Thank you for your support!

About Natalie: Natalie Lew is a cycling enthusiast, mountain biker, coach, and an active community partner and advocate for our parks and trails and helping to get more people on bikes – kids, women, minorities… everybody.  She is an avid supporter and participant of both the RDU Forest effort and le Tour de Femme.