Cosmetology students raise money for cancer

Raised $575 to donate
Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 9:02pm

USU Eastern’s cosmetology program joined area salons in the community to raise funds and awareness of breast cancer with a cookie and cake sale on Oct. 11 in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center where they raised $575.

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Alicia Marelli, owner of Bellasano Salon and Spa, is in her second year of the annual fundraiser to help women in the community offset the financial struggles of fighting breast cancer.

Naming it “Salons for Survival,” the money generated will be given to United Way of Southeastern Utah to fund a local woman who needs financial help to fight the deadly disease.

Some of the ways the money will be used include paying for preventative care such as mammograms or screening, travel on the Perky Bus for treatments, paying for a chemotherapy treatment, and the list can go on. The most important aspect of this fund raiser is that all funds generated will stay in the community to help women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, Marelli noted. She said it is good way to give back to the women who have supported the salons for many years.

Participating salons promised to donate 20 percent of their entire sales every Tuesday in October, conduct raffles and wear T-shirts designed with the Salons for Survival pink logo printed on each one. Cosmetology students raise money for cancer

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