2nd Annual Cut-A-Thon to Benefit ALS Raises $8,000

2nd Annual Cut-A-Thon hosted by Eryn Harrison, owner of Calm, A Salon raised $8,000 to benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI, www.als.net) in recognition of her client Corey Reich, 29, diagnosed with ALS at age 20.

"I am always overjoyed and humbled by the generosity and support of my clients, friends and strangers who want to make a difference", says Harrison. "Corey is such a delight and an inspiration it is my pleasure to host this event and do what I can to find a cure and eradicate ALS in my lifetime," she adds. Eryn began doing Corey's hair at age 16 and continues to be one of her favorite clients as is his entire family who have supported Eryn as clients since she opened Calm, A Salon 10 years ago.

Corey, the always stylish guest of honor, greeted and chatted with guests as they enjoyed their services, refreshments and beverages. Corey was accompanied by his mom, dad and sister, Ted, Wendy and Claire, as well as Wendy's brother and sister, Fred Carter and Jacque Portwig.

Along with a variety of services at special pre-fix pricing, funds were raised by raffle ticket sales with $5000 worth of prizes donated by neighboring businesses, product donated by Kersaste USA and L'Oreal Professionale and the generosity of stylist who contributed their time and tips.

Eryn not only supports Corey's battle by hosting this event each year, she also challenged other salons both locally and nationally to raise money for ALS TDI with five hosting events of their own in 2016. For those interested in making a donation to ALS TDI, contributions are still being accepted at http://www.classy.org/CutAThon .

Corey Reich and family are long term clients of Eryn and have supported her when opening her own salon in 2005. Corey, with his family and Corey's Crusades (http://community.als.net/coreyscrusade), have raised millions for ALS TDI. As the ALS advances, Corey, now 29, is still fighting a good battle.