Beauty salon helps to find a cure
A SLICK of lipstick, a dash of blush and a big dollop of compassion were shown by a local beauty salon which donated 10 per cent of its profits from Christmas gift vouchers to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
The crew at Blush have witnessed the devastation cancer caused their family members and decided it was time to take action.
Co-owner Susan Croxton said her sister who lives in Melbourne had breast cancer.
“She’s only in her late 30s and while I couldn’t do anything for her we decided we could raise money for the cause and help others,” Ms Croxton said.
“A staff member’s mum is going through radiation therapy soon and 10 per cent of a gift voucher is not much for the rewarding feeling of helping others.”
Ms Croxton said she and business partner Kristie Atchison planned to raise more money through Valentine’s Day gift vouchers. The figure stands at $800 and they hope to bring it to at least $1000.
As an extra gesture of generosity women who are going through cancer treatments and have received a gift voucher are offered ongoing beauty therapy.
“Women who are going through these treatments tend not to feel good about themselves and if they have a wedding or special engagement we want to help them feel beautiful,” Susan said.