Guys and gals got their locks chopped on Wednesday for a good cause.
Pulse Hair Salon in Lebanon conducted a Cut-A-Thon from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – with 100 percent of the proceeds going to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
The event even gained the attention of country music singer, Aaron Tippin, who came out for a new summer haircut. “I came out today because it is a good cause – and also because a bossy woman told me to,” he joked of his friend, Linda Wyatt.
Wyatt and Tippin met through her workplace, Baker’s School of Aeronautics, where he attends classes. “I asked him to come today,” she said. “He is just a down-to-earth, great person. He chopped off a bunch of hair.”
The Cut-A-Thon was inspired by Wyatt’s 5-year-old granddaughter, Kailey Beard. Beard was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis – a life-threatening disease that causes mucus to build in the lungs – at birth.
Wyatt said that her family is participating in an upcoming Cystic Fibrosis walk under the name of “Team Kailey” and that money raised from the Cut-A-Thon would go toward that.
Salon Owner Diana Anderson said her goal was to raise $2,500 – and that $1,000 of that had been met through a donation by noon. “My chair hasn’t been empty since I started. One of the biggest things I wanted to do is give back to the community and I believe that this is an industry where we can make a difference,” she continued. “Linda is a client here and we were happy to help.”