Haircuts for a Cause

Saint Francis Hospital uses beauty to promote heart health

How much would you pay for a haircut?  Guys don't answer.  How does $20 sound?

Employees at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford Monday, got to pay $20 for a new 'do' from professional stylists.  Stylists from salons owned by Matthew and Shari Phillips provided the scissors, combs and mousse, and all the money raised goes to help the hospital educate women about their risk of heart disease. The Women's Heart Program at Saint Francis has even been renamed in honor of the Phillips. 

"If we raise money, we can continue to do the program," said Saint Francis cardiologist, Dr. Anita Kelsey, "That allows us to go out in the community, educate women of their risk factors for heart disease, and teach them what their risk factors are."

This was the 4th year of the cut-a-thon, and the Phillips' have committed to keep it going.  "This is one of our ways of raising money; cut-a-thons, fashion shows, we have a lot of events over the next five years," said Shari Phillips.

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