Founding members of the San Pedro Cancer Society got together at Mar De Colores beauty salon on Friday, March 23, 2012, to Go Bald, Go Strong and shaved off their hair in show of support for cancer patients and create awareness for their campaign during Cancer Awareness Month. And to show how serious and committed to their cause and wanted others to join them, this past Saturday, March 31, 2012, the group held an awareness campaign called “Hair Day”.
For “Hair Day” residents were asked to either shave their hair or streak a lock of hair pink or purple to show support for cancer patients. The event took place at Central Park where massages were also being offered by Kristy Gonzalezof Escape Spa at $1.00 per minute; all proceeds went to the Cancer Society.
A total of $812.00 was raised on Saturday ($650 from the hair streaking and massages and $162.00 from pastries and beverages sold). The San Pedro Cancer Society would like to thank all the persons who came out to streak their hair in support of cancer patients, got a massage and bought pastries. Much thanks to Carlos Barrientos of Mar de Colores, and newly elected Town Councilor, for generously donating his services for hair dying, equipment, as well as to Kristy Gonzalez for donating her time and massage services towards the Cancer Society’s cause.