Show You Care With Pink Hair is our annual fundraiser benefiting Local Families Fighting Cancer. This year our focus is Childhood Cancer where we hope to raise awareness and help Local Families Fighting this dreaded disease. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Please join us in the Salon Starting September 1st or Visit us at Bordentown RiverFest 2018 October 20th for our 10th annual Event. Sadly we all know someone who has fought the fight and needed a helping hand during their battle, so please lend your support.
Childhood Cancer is diagnosed in 1 out of 285 children in the United States annually. The average age at diagnosis is just 8 years old and leads to a life time of side effects from the harsh treatments they endure. Every member of the family is affected emotionally and the financial hardship is often to much to bare. The average cost of 1 hospital stay is $40,000 with insurance not covering all procedures. Sadly Federal Funding for Childhood Cancer is the lowest at only 4% of all cancer funding.
This year’s donations will benefit a local Bordentown resident, seven year old Melvin Bertchie. Melvin is a first grader at Clara Barton elementary school who was recently diagnosed with leukemia in April of this year. Melvin has received a tremendous amount of support from his peers, teachers and members of the community, and we would like to continue to show Melvin he is not alone in his fight.
For a $10 Donation we offer Colored Hair Extensions, each representing different cancers so you can “Proudly Show You Care” in support of someone you know!
100% of all donations will benefit a local Family helping them ease any financial burdens while fighting this dreaded disease.
We humbly started 10 years ago in support of a local teacher shortly after losing our Father to Pancreatic cancer. With the Generosity of our Local Community the event has grown year over year. With the support of our Laura’s Salon Family, Friends and partners at Hope Hose Humane Fire Co No 1 / Bordentown RiverFest we hope to exceed our ambitious goal of doubling last years total.