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Haircuts for Kids in Batavia to benefit children with cancer

Brokers, stylists to team up for fundraiser

BATAVIA – Families can get a good deal on a professional child’s haircut and, at the same time, bring some fun into the lives of young people facing cancer, with the Haircuts for Kids fundraiser set for Aug. 12 at a Batavia salon.

Four professional hair stylists who are now brokers with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate in St. Charles will volunteer their time and talents to trim and tame children’s hair in time for the first school bell, a news release stated.

The suggested donation per haircut is $10 through age 13 and $15 through age 18, but any amount will be accepted. The fundraiser will support The Sunshine Kids, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide fun, enriching activities for children battling cancer.

Since 1982, The Sunshine Kids Foundation in Houston has lightened the spirits of kids undergoing cancer treatment. Its free programs range from sporting events to Disney tea parties; ice shows to bowling parties; crafts to ski trips. To learn more about the group, visit SunshineKids.org.

Haircuts for Kids will take place in the J DeCarlo Salon and Spa at 139 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. The salon space, equipment and materials for the event are being donated through broker Jason DeCarlo and his wife, Jennifer, salon owner. Several of the salon’s stylists also will work at the event.

No appointments are necessary, with people welcome to walk in from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 12. Assorted gift baskets will be raffled, including wine/chocolate assortments, toys, games and school backpacks stuffed with goodies.

The fundraiser is cooperatively supported by the brokers in the Berkshire Hathaway Starck Real Estate office. Committee members include Jason DeCarlo, Frances Lawson, Leanne Glabinski, Christine Ewald, Beverly Gamble and Rex Zimmerman. Hair stylists from the office are Filomena Hautzinger, Jennifer Strubler, Natalie Gjokaj and Lisa Prather, all professionally trained.

For more information, call the real estate office at 630-377-9200.

If you go

WHAT: Haircuts for Kids fundraiser for children with cancer

WHEN: 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 12

WHERE: J DeCarlo Salon and Spa, 139 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia

COST: Suggested donation per haircut of $10 through age 13 and $15 through age 18

INFO: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate at 630-377-9200

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