Portland Salons Raise over $17,000 to Support one Family's Leukemia Fight

In early February, Sales Consultant Julie Howes of Salon Services and Owner of Arabella Salon Amanda Williams, heard that their good friend Dayna Cakebread’s 8-year-old daughter, Stella, had been diagnosed with AML leukemia. Dayna is the owner of Portland’s Belle Epoque Salon, and is well known and respected in the salon community. As a small business owner Dayna and her family is concerned about how to cover the mounting medical bills that will surely accompany the diagnosis. “Amanda and I both agreed that we needed the salon community’s help and support”, said Julie.

Thus was hatched the plan for a “Cut-a-Thon,” where stylists donated the proceeds from their day’s services to help Stella’s family pay her medical expenses. The Rock Star Stella Cut-a-Thon was on March 21, 2010. ”We thought we would get five or six salons to participate and we ended up with 20 salon locations, encompassing 76 stylists”, said Dayna. “During the time since my daughter was diagnosed with AML Leukemia, I have seen an amazing amount of support from the beauty industry. Truly, I would not be able to rise to the occasion of this crisis without the love and support of my industry network”.

What can you do? Donate online or leave a personal note for Stella and her family at her website, http://www.rockstarstella.com. You can also find a full list of everyone that participated and photos at: http://www.salonservicesnw.com/blogs/stellarocks.html

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