Hair-Slingers host second annual fundraiser for breast cancer awareness

Michelle Boltz, [email protected], is a senior mass media major.

Hair-Slingers is hosting its second annual fundraiser for breast cancer awareness 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5. Haircuts will be $10.

All proceeds for that day will go to support Kyle Bean, who will be participating in a three day, 60 mile walk for the Susan G. Komen foundation for breast cancer research for his wife Korri.Korri Bean was diagnosed in late April 2011 with Stage IV Inflammatory Breast Cancer. IBC is the rarest and most aggressive form of breast cancer. The cancer has recently spread into her brain.

In 2012, Kyle and Korri participated in a three-day, 60-mile walk in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas. Kyle also walks for his mother, cousin Eva, friend Heather and Korri’s cousin and best friend, Sara Essman.

Essman is a hairstylist at Hair-Slingers, who was diagnosed 2 and a half years ago with Stage II invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast. Essman is currently in Texas looking after her cousin Korri.

“Sara is cancer free now, and is near and dear to us,” said John Emslie III, owner of Hair-Slingers.

Le Ron Mun and Essman will be doing haircuts for the event. Last year, Hair-Slingers also had a fundraiser for the Helping Hands Humane Society and raised $550. For breast cancer awareness, their goal is to raise at least $1,000.

“Every 13 minutes someone in the U.S. dies from breast cancer, and there is a new diagnosis every two minutes,” said Kyle Bean. “I walk for the real heroes – the victims and the loved ones.”

Hair-Slingers is located at 1406 SW 17th Street, next door to the Kwik Shop, across from Washburn University. They also have a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/hairslingersllc.