On April 12, 2015 some of the top salons throughout the country will offer discounted haircuts to their customers and 100% of those proceeds will be donated to Boston Children’s Hospital for the HAIRraising Cut-a-Thon. This is a massive, one-day fundraising event benefiting Boston Children’s Hospital!

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This is the highest number of salons that have ever participated in HAIRraising and the largest fundraising goal for HAIRraising to date. Over 100 salons have signed up and they are hoping to be able to raise $200,000 for the hospital this year.

Founded in 2010 by longtime business partners John Frieda and Gail Federici, HAIRraising brings together the salon and hair communities to help support the life-saving care and breakthrough cures, treatments and innovations that bring some of the sickest children from all over the world to Boston Children’s Hospital.

Gail Federici has a particularly close tie to Boston Children’s Hospital because her daughter, Alex, was born with congenital heart disease and needed open-heart surgery at age 8. That’s when Gail and her husband turned to Boston Children’s Hospital, which helped Alex grow into the healthy young woman she is today. Alex is now 29-years-old and is pregnant with her first child.

You get a great haircut for a sweet deal and you are also essentially donating money to Boston Children’s Hospital…sounds like a win, win to me!

Want to get involved and participate? You can make an appointment at a participating salon for April 12th to receive haircuts for $25 or $40: http://hairraising.org/find-a-salon/