Silhouettes Salon Holds Cut-A-Thon to Benefit Walk of Champions

WARE — With a strong passion and commitment to the beauty industry and the Baystate Regional Cancer Program at Mary Lane Hospital, Debbie Rozzen, owner of Silhouettes Salon in Ware and her staff kicked off the Walk of Champions season by raising more than $1,200 for cancer services at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in Ware during the 4th annual Cut-A-Thon.

Rozzen and her dedicated staff at Silhouettes donated their earnings and tips for a day for all hair cuts, manicures, and chair massages to raise funds for the Walk of Champions.

May 1 marks the 6th annual Walk of Champions, and once again the Goodnough Dike area of the Quabbin Reservoir will be filled with hundreds of people walking in honor or in memory of loved ones affected by cancer, all with the determination to make a difference in those affected by the disease.

“Supporting the hospital is something that is very important to Silhouettes Salon,” said Rozzen. “I, as well as my staff, am proud of this event and the special relationship we have with the staff who care for patients as they undergo cancer treatment locally at the hospital.”

Rozzen doesn’t limit her commitment for patients undergoing treatment at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital with the Walk of Champions, which raises funds to keep cancer care local, said Lori Tuttle, RN, program manager of the Baystate Regional Cancer Program at BMLH. “She is also a specially trained cosmetologist who facilitates our Look Good … Feel Better classes held at the hospital,”

During the programs sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the National Cosmetology Association, Rozzen shares makeup techniques to help women overcome the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

The 6th Annual Walk of Champions to benefit integrated cancer services at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital steps off on Sunday, May 1, beginning at 10 a.m. and there is still time to become involved. For more information call Michelle Graci, Manager of Fund Raising Events, BHF at (413) 794-7654 or by e-mail at michelle.graci@baystatehealth.org or visit baystatehealth.org/woc.