Raising Money for Cancer One Haircut at a Time - DatelineCarolina

Raising Money to Help Families of Cancer Patients One Haircut at a Time

People lined up for $5 salon services, with all proceeds going to Cuts for Cancer People lined up for $5 salon services, with all proceeds going to Cuts for Cancer

By Tia Pennix

Posted Mar 23, 2010    10:34 AM

Families of children diagnosed with cancer sometimes have a hard time paying for even basic necessities. Utility bills, mortgages, and even school supplies are hard to fit into a budget filled with medical bills.

Children's Chance works to fill the financial gaps most organization's can't cover, and helping families with non-medical needs. The organization partnered with the Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology to raise money for "Cuts for Cancer" by offering $5 salon services on Monday.

"When you have a sick kid, you still have the same bills: electric bills, utility bills, mortgages. So it can be hard to pay medical bills… so we try to relieve that burden a little bit," said Samantha Higgins, Children's Chance Public Relations Director.

Students and staff were giving haircuts, manicures, and waxes to a large crowd that started arriving when the doors opened. The sixth annual "Cuts for Cancer" hopes to raise more than last year's amount-- $6,000—by hosting the event at both Kenneth Shuler locations.

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