In an effort to generate research funds for breast cancer, the stylists at Axle Color Studio, the 203 Main Street, North Reading hair salon owned by Lynnfield natives Jackie and Alex Williams, will be hosting a cut-a-thon on June 23 from 10 AM – 3 PM to support the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Fund (http://ww5.komen.org).
For just $35 ($50 with blowdry), guests will receive a chic haircut from Axle Color Studio stylists with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Fund. In addition to affordable haircuts for a great cause, there will be music, raffles, mini makeup makeovers and food to make this a fun event for the whole family. Appointments can be made by calling (978) 664-2800. Walk-ins are welcome, though appointments are recommended.
“We were inspired by our client, Sue Salvatierra, to host this cut-a-thon,” said Jackie Williams. “Sue’s maternal grandmother died from breast cancer when her mother, also an Axle client, was just 15 years old. Sue said to me, ‘to think that my mother went on to graduate from high school and college, got married and had children without the benefit a mom’s support is heartbreaking. No one should have to do that’.”
Salvatierra, who lives in North Reading, has been walking the Boston Susan G. Komen 3-Day since 2007 and will be walking again in July. “I continue to walk so that my daughter never has to fear breast cancer and so she won’t have to walk,” says Sue, a certified lymphedema therapist who helps people recover from the effects of cancer and treatment. “I have several friends who are battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, waiting for that next clinical trail or new drug to give them hope. I am also walking the 3-Day in Washington D.C. in October in memory of one of these brave people, Bridget Spence, who passed away this past March at the age of 29 after an 8 year battle with breast cancer. She was diagnosed right after graduating from college. 6 months prior to graduating, she went to the doctor with a lump in her breast and was sent away because ‘she was too young to have breast cancer and she had no family history’. She was from Washington D.C., so my team, The Pink Angels, is going down to support her family and friends who will also be walking.”