On the Go Hair Designs Donates $2,300 to SMHC’s Breast Cancer Patients
February 24, 2021
BIDDEFORD, Maine – Heather Prejean, owner of On the Go Hair Designs on Main Street in Saco, knows many women whose lives have been affected by breast cancer, including her own clients. In honor of them, for the past nine years Prejean and her staff have held a Cut-A-Thon to raise money to directly support Southern Maine Health Care’s (SMHC) Center for Breast Care.
This years’ Cut-A-Thon was adjusted to a Raffle-a-thon in light of COVID-19, requiring a coordinated effort by salon staff and local businesses and crafts people who generously donated over 30 prizes to be raffled. Money was also raised through pink streaks in client’s hair and the sales of pink novelty items.
“We are incredibly grateful for the donation from On the Go Hair Designs,” said SMHC’s Vice President of Strategic Development, Susan Keiler. “These funds will enable the Center for Breast Care to offer educational materials, social work services, programs such as yoga, and other complementary therapies such as lymphedema massage and acupuncture to our patients at a time in their lives when they need it the most. Without community support and donations, the staff wouldn’t be able to provide these valuable services to the women in our community afflicted by breast cancer.”
About Southern Maine Health Care
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is an award-winning health care organization that includes a full service, acute care medical center in Biddeford and a medical center in Sanford with York County’s only inpatient behavioral health unit. Both medical centers offer 24/7 Emergency care, surgical and diagnostic services. SMHC offers primary care, specialty care, outpatient diagnostic and therapy services across York County and Walk-In Care centers in Kennebunk, Saco, Sanford and Waterboro. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited and is part of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England with a non-profit mission dedicated to “improving the health of our patients and communities by providing high-quality affordable care, educating tomorrow's caregivers, and researching better ways to provide care.” To learn more, visit www.smhc.org.