Local stylists decide to clip for a cause

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 21, 2002

Regis Salon will offer $15 haircuts at the Oak Park Mall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday for the Clip for the Cure, now in its 12th year. The manager of Regis Salon, Dorene Boettner, said in the past the salon has raised around $500 for this cause. All the proceeds for this event go for breast cancer research at the Mayo Foundation in Rochester.

&uot;The Regis Salons nationally have raised $3.5 million. Fourteen stylists are all donating their time for this benefit,&uot; said Boettner.

The stylists will be cutting hair in the main walkway at the mall. Balloons,

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cookies, and refreshments will be served throughout the day. Boettner has

spent a lot of time preparing for Clip for the Cure. She solicited gift

certificates and prizes from area businesses. Drawings will be held

throughout the day.

&uot;You don’t have to have an appointment to get your hair cut for this event.

All of the hair we will be cutting and trimming will be walk-ins. It is a

fun day for all that work here and all that give to the cause,&uot; said


Breast cancer has affected Boettner personally with her sister having it.

It has affected many of the Regis Salon’s clients. According to the American

Cancer Society, 203,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002.

Of those, 40,000 will die from this disease. Breast cancer is the second

leading cancer related cause of death in women between ages 35 to 54. For

African-American women it is the leading cause of cancer related death.

There are more than 1.6 million breast cancer survivors in America today.

The five-year survival rate following early diagnosis and treatment is 96 percent.

Knowing and following a three-step program of breast examination is

essential in fighting breast cancer by finding it early. The three steps


n See your health care provider for a clinical breast exam starting at age 20.

n Learn to do a breast self-examination and do one every month.

n Get a baseline mammogram by age 40 and have a mammogram every year after age 40.