Cuts for Can­cer

Cos­me­tol­ogy stu­dents to hold Cut-A-Thon

The Boyertown Area Times - - FRONT PAGE - By Har­ri­son Otto hotto@berksmont­news.com

The Berks Ca­reer and Tech­nol­ogy Cen­ter (BCTC) will be host­ing its an­nual Cut-A-Thon on Thurs­day, Jan. 19 at the Oley cam­pus. Guests will be able to en­joy cuts, styling, man­i­cures and pedi­cures with pro­ceeds go­ing to fund breast can­cer re­search.

Two cos­me­tol­ogy stu­dents at the east cam­pus, Keiarra Blank and Emily Hig­don, chose to or­ga­nize a Cut-A-Thon as part of their se­nior project for this year.

“Our goal this year for our Cut-A-Thon is to raise money with all of our do­na­tions go­ing to­wards the Breast Can­cer As­so­ci­a­tion. Not only that, but our stu­dents will get more open ex­pe­ri­ences with the ser­vices and with clients from the out­side.” said Blank.

The cos­me­tol­ogy stu­dents have held a Cut-A-Thon at BCTC ev­ery year since 2010. Newer stu­dents will be giv­ing mani-

cures and pedi­cures, while ex­pe­ri­enced ones will be cut­ting, wash­ing, and styling hair.

“Stu­dents love par­tic­i­pat­ing in our event. Not only is it an op­por­tu­nity to achieve more hours for the stu­dents but it’s an op­por­tu­nity for ex­tra ex­pe­ri­ence.” she said.

In 2015, the fundraiser brought in 127 clients and $521, and last year the Cut-A-Thon raised just over $600- 100 per­cent of which was do­nated to the Amer­i­can Breast Can­cer As­so­ci­a­tion.

The Cut-A-Thon will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Oley cam­pus.

Stu­dents from the health oc­cu­pa­tion depart­ment will also be at the event to pro­vide re­flex­ol­ogy of the hands for clients.

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