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One Harford County salon is doing its part to “cut out” cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life threatening illnesses.

Debbie’s Mane Concern on Klein Plaza Drive in Forest Hill will be participating in Hope Cuts, a national event to raise money for City of Hope National Medical Center in California, a comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute, on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All proceeds from haircuts given on Sunday will go to the City of Hope, as well as the proceeds from chair massages, manicures, facial waxings and eyelash and eyebrow tintings.

The salon is requesting those interested to schedule an appointment, although an appointment is not required.

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research, treatment and education institution that is a leader in the fight to conquer cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases, according to its Web site, cityofhope.org.

The Forest Hill salon is one of five salons participating in Maryland, and the only one in Harford County.

“We just want to do our part,” Becky Hopkins, hair stylist, said, adding that participating in the event is a great way to show support for a friend or family member suffering from a health threatening disease. “If you don’t know what to do, it is a way to honor them or help them.”

Various salon products, as well as baked goods and purses, will also be on sale with all of the retail profits benefiting the cause.

The salon will be accepting baked good donations and purse donations, both new and used. Proceeds from the baked goods and purse sales will also benefit the City of Hope.

Purse donations will be accepted until Thursday.

Raffle tickets for baskets valued at $300 apiece will be available for purchase, and fun activities for children will be held including face painting and nail art.

To schedule an appointment, call 410-838-4515.


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