Local salon owners help one of their own with breast cancer - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Local salon owners help one of their own with breast cancer

By Tiffany Blackmon - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC)-  Accepting a pair of helping hands can be one of the hardest things a strong willed person will ever have to do, a person like Rachel Powell, who in just a matter of time will no longer be able to work, while others go to work for her.

"I don't think anybody, you know, prepares themselves emotionally or financially for a situation like this," said Jade Kingham, a Blondeco Salon employee.

Rachel Powell, a wife, a mother, and owner of Salon 360, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer...at six months pregnant.

"My initial reaction, was I was devastated, and then I had to get strong and realize that I had to live for my babies," Powell.

Right now Rachel only works when she feels well enough to, but soon working won't be an option. In October, doctors will have to take her child at 36 weeks, and three weeks later, she will undergo a double mastectomy.

After hearing Rachel's situation, Jade Kingham, who is pregnant herself, knew she had to step in.

"I heard it, what was going on with Rachel and I called her five minutes later and told her we are going to do something for her, raise some money," said Kingham, "There was nothing else that went through my head, that was it."

"I cried, it's hard to, it's hard to believe that other people care that much about you, it's very humbling," stated Powell.

Kingham is organizing a Cut-A-Thon with other local salon owners to raise money for Rachel's medical bills, and they are asking the community for their help.

Kingham said, "I just want everyone to come out and get their haircut and raise money for Rachel and her family, and you're not only doing this for Rachel, you're doing it for all the people out there who have some type of situation like this.

"If you can't give donations, prayers, that's one of the biggest things, just pray for me and for other women with breast cancer," said Powell

The Cut-A-Thon, "We Give Our Day," will be held on Monday, October 12, 2009. Local salons will charge $15.00 for adult cuts and $10.00 for children cuts. The fundraiser will go from 10:00 am, until 6:00 pm from several local salons, some of the salons that have agreed to help are listed below.

Salon 260

Blondeco

Total Look

Fringe

Salon Elegance

Profiles

Hairspray

If you are a salon owner and would like to get involved, contact Salon 360 at (337) 474-3200. Also, anyone can also make a donation in an account set up with Cameron State Bank under Rachel Powell.

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