Washington State Hair Salon Raises Money For Breast Cancer Patients

For seven years Elle Marie Hair Studio in Lake Stevens, Wash., has been raising money for breast cancer patients. According to the Lake Stevens Journal, the group was seeking an organization to donate to, so they reached out to members of the community to learn where the most help was needed. As a result, the Elle's Angels Foundation was born, which launched the Pink Hair 2 Save a Pair campaign.

"After reaching out to my friends and family for ideas of different local organizations to donate our efforts to, I realized everyone had a story," Lorry Green, operations director at the salon, told the source. "Their mom, grandma, sister, themselves … everyone knows someone who has been affected by the disease. Those people deserve a break and with the help of their community, we might have the ability to provide that for them."

The campaign invites people to have a pink hair extension put in for $10. The funds directly benefit people in the community with breast cancer. The foundation encourages the public to nominate those who could use financial aid during their journey. Once all the nominations are received, the organization reads all the submitted stories and chooses a recipient.

Jessica Suttie​, mother of two, was chosen the first year that the campaign ran. She is a single parent, who has gone through many procedures, including radiation, chemotherapy and a single mastectomy.

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