6:30 a.m., April 28)
donation helps Cuts for Cancer reach new heights
By Fred Sherwin
Lalande (sitting) and Sylvie Simard, owners
of Diann's Salon on Trim Road, got a little
help from Eve (left) and Reagan at this year's
Cuts for Cancer event. Fred Sherwin/Photo
hair stylists Diann Lalande and Sylvie Simard switched
their Cuts for Cancer event from its traditional Saturday
date to Sunday, they knew it might effect their bottom
line, but this year's event reached new heights thanks
to large donation from a 12-year-old girl from Navan.
girl, known to Diann and Sylvie simply as Liann, has been
collecting donations for the past two yeas while letting
her hair grow to the middle of her back. .
Sunday she donated her 14-inch ponytail and a mason jar
jammed with $20 bills and personal cheques totalling more
the largest single donation Diann and Sylvie have received
in the 13-year history of the event. It also helped them
surpase the $7,000 mark in total donatins fot the first
time. Not bad considering the total number of people who
came through the door for a haircut was down.
very happy," said Simard. "We knew when we switched
from Saturday to Sunday it might hurt us a bit, but we
had a wedding pre-booked with a long-time client who also
happens to be a cancer survivor so it was the right choice
the final cut was made, the mother and daughter team had
raised $7,418.29, including $16.29 raised by Sylvie's
granddaughter Eve, 9, and neice Reagan, 8. The two girls
ran a spa giving away hand massages and nail treatments
for a loonie each.
and Sylvie will continue collecting donations at their
Trim rioad salon until the end of the week.
usually get people coming in who didn't realize the event
was on Sunday or they read about it in the paper and just
want to make a donation after the fact." said Simard.
this year's donations are finally tallied, the event will
have raised more than $57,000 in total.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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