Warner Robins salon offers cuts Sunday for breast cancer awareness

chwright@macon.comOctober 12, 2012 

WARNER ROBINS -- Pink strands of hair aren’t just a fashion statement. At Strandz Salon and Spa, it’s an annual fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“We aren’t doctors or nurses who can administer treatment nor are we researchers capable of seeking out the cure,” the salon website states. “But cut some hair and throw a great party ... that we can do!”

The Warner Robins salon will hold its fourth annual Cuts for the Cure event 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Every year, the stylists open the salon on its off-day to raise money for their Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure team.

“Breast cancer has touched all of us,” said Becky Brashear, who co-owns the salon with her daughter, Kristi Harrell. “Just about all of us have had someone die from breast cancer in the last several years.”

The admission fee for the team’s next race is quite lofty -- $2,500, according to Brashear. The team will participate in the Atlanta event, which be held in May.

Stylists will provide cuts, styles and their signature pink strands for donations Sunday.

Harrell’s husband lost an aunt to breast cancer last year, furthering the team’s agenda to help find a cure for the disease.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when pink becomes a countrywide color. Sports players enter the field in the color, and ribbons don lapels.

The salon’s team will participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, a 60-mile walk held across the country. There is also the Race for the Cure Series of 5K run/walks.

Brashear said the team members support other cancer organizations as well. Her mother died of ovarian cancer.

But the salon has a special dedication to finding a cure for breast cancer, Brashear said.

To contact writer Christina M. Wright, call 256-9685.

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