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Clip For The Cure

Employees at The Jade Panda Salon gave customers free salon services, in exchange for donations to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Whether it was a stylish cut, or a sassy pedicure, there was plenty of pampering to go around. Customers at The Jade Panda Salon enjoyed free services in exchange for a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

"I just want to make a difference in somebody else's life, and I have some friends who passed away with breast cancer," said salon owner Lan Gain.

Some customers, like Judy Guevara, were there just to have a relaxing afternoon.  "I think it's great. I really do. It's a good way to attract people and to pamper yourself at the same time," said Guevara.

For others, it was more personal.  Marsha Points was diagnosed with breast cancer last summer.  "Having gone through chemo, you know, you want to get back to some sort of norm, and you want to feel like you look nice after having lost your hair and everything," said Points.  She says the experience made her realize how important it is to make time to take care of herself.

After nine years cancer free, Jeannie Welguisz thought her breast cancer battle was behind her, but just a few weeks ago, she was re-diagnosed. This time, she's more resolute than ever.  "My husband and I will have our 50th wedding anniversary in 10 years, and I plan on being here for that. I've gone through the chemo and radiation one time, and I can certainly do it again," said Welguisz.

Employees at the salon didn't think twice about giving up their day off to help out, and they hope this is something they can do every year from now on.

They raised more than $1,100 for the Komen Foundation.

Lindsay Wilcox, Reporting. lwilcox@kltv.com

 

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