GENEVA – An opportunity to help in the fight against breast cancer will be as easy as getting your nails done.
A Nail A Thon event is set for Saturday and Sunday at Well Polished Nail Spa, 228 S. Third St., Geneva. An additional $10 for every service will be charged, with that money going to the Colette A. Miles Foundation, which is devoted to the memory of a St. Charles woman who died at age 50 after battling breast cancer.
For $10, each person is given a raffle ticket, which puts them in competition for some prizes. Among them – a prize of $1,000 in products and services at the salon.
Mary Ann Maki organized last year’s inaugural Nail A Thon and said it raised about $650. Hopes are high that the event will exceed that, as she said $600 in tickets already have been sold.
“I thought it would be a great way to do something fun and raise some money,” Maki said.
Maki credited Megan Star, the owner of Well Polished, with making the event a success. She noted that Star is donating more than $1,000 in the prizes and will be extending salon hours. Also, 5 percent of gratuities collected will be donated.
Miles was 50 years old when she died. Maki said friends wanted to do something to honor Miles’ spirit of volunteerism. The foundation – which is at www.thecoletteamilesfoundation.com – states goals of providing meaningful services to those battling cancer, as well as supporting volunteers and making sure “they realize how much we appreciate all of their efforts to raise money and manage the operations of TCAMF.”
Maki said the salon would accept donations greater than $10 as well.
“People are welcome to give as much as they would like,” she said.
Maki said Geneva businesses have supported the event. A special part of the event, she said, is a unique color created – called Miles to Go for a Cure. For every bottle purchased, she said, $2 is donated to the foundation.
For information or to set up an appointment, call 630-232-6264, email email@example.com or visit www.wellpolished.net.
For information about the Nail A Thon, or to set up an appointment, call 630-232-6264, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wellpolished.net. For information about the Colette A. Miles Foundation, visit www.thecoletteamilesfoundation.com.