Cut-a-thon in West Hartford benefits breast cancer research - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Cut-a-thon in West Hartford benefits breast cancer research

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WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Some Connecticut hairdressers will be cutting for a cause this weekend.

For the 15th year in a row, the Matthew Phillips Salon in West Hartford is hosting their annual breast cancer cut-a-thon.

Each year, on the Sunday before Mother's Day, hair stylists from all over the northeast come to the salon to donate their skills and time. Haircuts cost $25 bucks with 100 percent of the proceeds go to breast cancer research at Hartford Hospital.

Nearly $200,000 has been donated since the event started.

"We're the perfect vehicle for something like this. We see a lot of women every week and it's just something we can do," Matthew Phillips, who is the owner of the Matthew Phillips Salon, said. 

Doors open at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Haircuts are first come first serve until 5 p.m.

There is also a raffle and silent auction at cut-a-thon.

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