Just a lit­tle off the top

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Danelle Man­gan gives Jennifer Coghill a trim dur­ing Sun­day’s Hair-O-Thon to raise funds for young Leukemia suf­ferer Alex Be­langer.

Coeur du Nord’s gym­na­seum and cafe­te­ria were aflut­ter with ac­tiv­ity on Aug. 27 as the third an­nual “Hairathon” was held.

“Turnout has been great, hair­dressers haven’t stopped at all since this morn­ing,” said one of the event’s or­ga­niz­ers Mireille Du­bosq. “We’ve had a steady turnout thus far.”

Over the course of the day seven hair­dressers, var­i­ous com­mu­nity spon­sors, and more came to­gether in or­der to host an event filled day to raise money for a sick youth in the com­mu­nity. This year’s re­cip­i­ent be­ing the fam­ily of Alex Be­langer.

“He’s fight­ing acute leukemia,” Du­bosq said. “He’s presently in the hospi­tal since last week where he was read­mit­ted be­cause of an in­fec­tion. He’s re­ceived three trans­fu­sions in the past three months, and five since De­cem­ber. So the lit­tle guy is fight­ing re­ally hard. So we want to sup­port the fam­ily how­ever we can.”

The all-day event fea­tured a va­ri­ety of ven­dors, a can­teen, cot­ton candy, a spa, live mu­sic, the hair­dressers, and a va­ri­ety of draws and raf­fles.

“We have a penny raf­fle where a bunch of peo­ple in the com­mu­nity do­nated items, we have a garage sale cor­ner, a tram­po­line draw, so there’s a lot go­ing on and hope­fully we’ll have a good chunk of money to give to the fam­ily.”

New this year was the ad­di­tion of out­door in­flat­a­bles for kids, spon­sored by NEOFACS.

Du­bosq ex­pressed her thanks to all who helped make the event pos­si­ble and a suc­cess.

“I just want to thank ev­ery­one in the com­mu­nity for be­ing so gen­er­ous and for sup­port­ing the cause.”

New this year was the ad­di­tion of in­flat­a­bles for the chil­dren spon­sored by NEOFACS.

Coeur du Nord’s gym­na­sium was filled with peo­ple on Aug. 27, as the third an­nual hairathon took place to raise funds for Alex Be­langer. Over the course of the all-day event, seven hair­dressers from Eu­pho­ria, Shear FX, and the Rock N’ Beauty Par­lour vol­un­teered their time.

Jennifer Coghill and Danelle Man­gan dur­ing Sun­day’s Hairathon.

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