Cuts for cancer

At the ninth annual Eclipze cut-a-thon, hairstylists from 10 salons on the island flocked to Eclipze Hair Design and Day Spa to raise funds for breast cancer research.

At discounted rates, residents showed up for wet haircuts, dollar-per-minute massages, manicures and more. Money raised was donated to the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens for its breast cancer awareness fund.

Chuck Taylor from KISS 106.1FM broadcasted live from Eclipze and encouraged residents to make their way to the salon.

In total, 75 people attended the cut-a-thon and helped to raise $1,500 for breast cancer awareness.

‘The event was a success; it was great to see everyone come together in support of this worthy cause,’ said Asma Bishouty, assistant manager and front desk coordinator at Eclipze Hair Design and Day Spa. ‘We would like to thank everyone that came out and let them know that with their help we were able to raise about $1,500 for breast cancer awareness.’

Donations helped to make the day possible, including drink donations from Foster’s IGA, Blackbeards, Cayman Distributors and Jacques Scott, while banners and flyers were donated by Digital Design and Cutting Edge Marketing.

Rolston Anglin, minister of education, sponsored the radio promotions for the event on Sunday in memory of his grandmother, Gwendolyn ‘Delly’ Anglin, who passed away from breast cancer.

Salons that participated in the event were Eclipze, The Lion’s Den, Artista, La Mer, Renaissance, Focus, Spa Esprit, Virignia’s, Body Works and Sameena’s.