Cut-A-Thon for cancer awareness

Eclipze Hair Design and Day Spa will be holding their annual Cut-A-Thon this Sunday, 21 October.

Sisters Darla and Darna came up with the idea 12 years ago as a way for the hair and beauty profession to give back to the community. Breast cancer hit close to home when they lost an aunt to the disease and so they decided to raise money to help in the fight against it. Other salon and spa professionals were invited to participate and so began the annual Cut-A-Thon.

More than 40 volunteer professionals from Eclipze, Artista, La Mer, Focus, Renaissance, Spa Esprit and The Lion’s Den will offer services such as wet cuts, mini manicures, eyebrow threading and a $1 a minute back or hand massages to the public at reduced rates.

Also joining them to help raise money for the event is Blanca Welds, a member of the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens, who has volunteered to cut off more than 10 inches of her hair if enough sponsors can be found to raise a minimum of $1,000. Anyone wishing to sponsor Ms Welds should contact Asma or Darla at Eclipze.

Now in its 12th year, the event has raised on average $3,000 each year in three to four hours. All proceeds are donated to The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens Breast Cancer Awareness Fund to help provide mammograms for those unable to afford them.

The 12th Annual Cut-A-Thon for Breast Cancer Awareness will take place at Eclipze Hair Salon & Day Spa in Camana Bay from 2 to 6pm. The event is open to all.

For more information, call Asma or Darla at 945-1188.

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