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Dozens get a new look while helping fight cancer

By Tiffany Pelt - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Dozens of people got a new look while helping find a cure for cancer. Faux Real Hair Design Studio in Lubbock held their first annual Cut For A Cure on Sunday raising money for The Susan G. Komen Foundation.

It was a party faux real, for a real serious cause. As music played and refreshments were served, staff and volunteers decked out in pink helped shampoo and cut hair for a $10 donation to find a cure for cancer.

"It has been wonderful. We've had about 55 to 60 people come in today, and we've been taking tips in the big pink jar all month long," said Lisa Baker, Faux Real co-owner.

In just a few hours Faux Real raised nearly $800 and more than $1,000 for the whole month of March.

"We wanted to help an organization that helps find a cure. My aunt is a breast cancer survivor, and I lost my mother-in-law to breast cancer," said Baker. "There are a lot of women who come in here that know people or have been survivors of breast cancer."

One of those women, Sherry Bradley, came in on Sunday for the sole purpose of supporting Susan G. Komen and to remember her best friend Kathy.

"I had hope… they said she went into remission," said Bradley in tears. "She knew she was dying. She knew her cancer had come back but she didn't tell anybody."

Bradley's best friend died of breast cancer at 42 years old.

While Kathy lost the fight to cancer, Sherry is thankful there are fundraisers like the cut-a-thon to help save those still fighting.

"This makes me feel great. It is so important, and I want so much for someone to find a cure for this," she said.

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