October always brings a wide range of activities geared up to raising awareness of breast cancer and also raising funds to help combat the disease. Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa’s annual Cut-A-Thon for Breast Cancer Awareness is a great example of the community coming together, the brainchild of owner Darla Dilbert and her sister Darna, who established the amazing cut-a-thon twenty years ago in loving memory of their aunt who had suffered with the disease. This year, while not having a specific cut-a-thon as year’s gone by, the Spa is still intent on raising awareness and funds, which will be donated to The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens which will, in turn, use the money to help people with breast cancer.
The first way in which people can help is for their companies to organise a dress down day, for which staff can donate a small sum which will then be passed on to The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens. Pink is the colour traditionally associated with breast cancer awareness, so companies and businesses are encouraged to have their staff dress in pink on a specific day to support the cause.
The second way is to support Eclipze’s ‘Cuts for a Cause’ initiative. The Spa is looking for volunteers who would be willing to cut off at least 10 to 12 inches off their hair or shave their head completely, to help them raise funds. Eclipze would be delighted if donors were able to raise a minimum of $1,000 in sponsorship towards their cuts. Their hair would then be donated to special charities such as Locks of Love that use the donated hair to make wigs for children with hair loss.
While it is relatively easy to encourage women to wear something pink from their wardrobe, men might not necessarily have that colour in their clothing repertoire, so Eclipze are also encouraging men to participate in a ‘Men’s Pink Pinkie’ initiative, which will see guys paint their ‘pinkie’ fingernail pink for the month of October, to show their support in fighting breast cancer. They can then raise sponsorship, with proceeds going to this incredibly worthy cause.
Eclipze say that others way to help are by purchasing some of the many products that they have available with some of the proceeds going to The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens, including t-shirts, masks and hair products.
Darla Dilbert confirmed: “It is a great feeling to know that you could be helping to save someone’s life.”
If your organisation or anyone at it is interested, please ask them to contact Darla or Juvie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 945-1188. Donations can be made directly to Account numbers – KYD – 01248649 or USD 02230883, given to the sponsored volunteers directly or brought to Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa.
All proceeds raised are donated to The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens Breast Cancer Awareness Fund to help in providing education on early detection and mammograms, etc. for men and women who are otherwise unable to afford them.