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(Posted 6:30 a.m., April 28)
Large donation helps Cuts for Cancer reach new heights

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Diann 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

When 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.

The 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. .

On Sunday she donated her 14-inch ponytail and a mason jar jammed with $20 bills and personal cheques totalling more than $1700.

It's 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.

"We're 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 to make."

After 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.

Diann and Sylvie will continue collecting donations at their Trim rioad salon until the end of the week.

"We 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.

When this year's donations are finally tallied, the event will have raised more than $57,000 in total.

(This story was made possible thanks to their generous support of our local business partners.)

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