Local Hair Salons Invited to Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Valentine?s Day Statewide Cut-a-thon for Breast Cancer Prevention will support Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition advocacy and Silent Spring Institute research

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition and Silent Spring Institute are looking for salons in Massachusetts to participate in the Valentine?s Day Statewide Cut-a-thon, their jointly sponsored fundraising initiative for breast cancer advocacy and research focused on prevention. The Cut-a-thon will take place on Monday, February 12, 2007.

Participating salons will open on February 12 from 9am to 4pm, offer haircuts for $10, and donate 100% of the proceeds to be shared equally by the two organizations.

Cheryl Osimo, coordinator of the event, invites salons across Massachusetts, large or small, to participate. ?Women in Massachusetts face the grim statistic that they live in a state with one of the highest levels of breast cancer in the country. Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition and Silent Spring Institute are committed to finding ways to prevent breast cancer. You can help! Encourage the salon you patronize to participate. If you own, manage, or work in a salon, please join with us.?

Established in 1991, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is the state?s leading breast cancer advocacy organization striving for an end to the breast cancer epidemic through activism, education, and research into prevention. Defining breast cancer as a political issue, the organization challenges all obstacles to the eradication of this disease.

Silent Spring Institute is a non-profit research institution dedicated to studying the links between the environment and women?s health, especially breast cancer. The organization was founded in 1994 by Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition in response to concerns about patterns of elevated breast cancer incidence in the state.

The deadline for salon registration for the Cut-a-thon is Wednesday, January 17, 2007. To learn more about Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition and Silent Spring Institute, visit www.mbcc.org and www.silentspring.org.

For additional information or a registration form, call Emmie Murphy at 508-775-1194 or email [email protected].

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