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Local Foundation and the Eclips Salon team up to ~~~Cut~~~ Out Cancer


Posted on: 10/06/2004

Local Foundation and the Eclips Salon team up to "Cut" Out Cancer

October 6, 2004 - Ashburn, VA - The Brad Kaminsky Foundation for Brain Tumor Research, an Ashburn based, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to raising awareness and funds for brain tumor research, has teamed up with the Eclips salon in the Ashburn Village Shopping Center to fund a cure for brain tumors. The Salon will host a "Cut-a-Thon" on Sunday, October 24, from 11am-4pm, at their Ashburn location, 44110 Ashburn Village Blvd. The talented team at Eclips will generously provide haircuts and facials to the both new and regular clients, with or without an appointment, during the event.

One hundred percent of the event's proceeds will be donated to the Brad Kaminsky Foundation for Brain Tumor Research. Nextel will be matching the donation, and will auction off two Blackberrys and one camera phone. Raffle tickets are also being sold now and can be purchased at Eclips. The Dance Center of Ashburn will be giving away one-year of tuition, and there will be great prizes from local restaurants and shops. Several home based businesses will be on site to sell their products and will donate a portion of their sales to brain tumor research. This is a wonderful way to assist the community in fighting a horrible disease, while at the same time, offering men and women the opportunity to pamper themselves, win great prizes or simply get some early holiday shopping done.

After an Eclips staff member was diagnosed with brain cancer, the salon realized what an important cause this is, and how much research is still needed to find effective treatments and ultimately a cure. The Kaminsky Foundation was started in 2000 after Brad Kaminsky, an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, PA, was diagnosed at age 28 with a malignant brain tumor. After Brad's passing in 2001, his sister, Lisa Kaminsky-Millar, of Ashburn, VA lovingly carried on the foundation. "The Foundation has become a full time job for me. I promised my brother and all the people who have battled, or are battling a brain tumor that I would continue to fight for a cure. My brother's valiant fight and the fight of so many in the Northern Virginia area, motivate me on a daily basis to keep raising awareness and funds for a cure." said Kaminsky-Millar.

The Kaminsky Foundation has raised over $105,000 for brain tumor research through golf tournaments, silent auctions, and their Cooking up a CURE cookbook, now in its fourth volume. The foundation has donated all of the funds to major brain tumor research hospitals such as Duke University's brain tumor center.

According to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and American Cancer Society statistics, brain tumors are the most deadly of all childhood cancers and the leading cause of cancer death in men ages 20-39. To find out more about the Brad Kaminsky Foundation for Brain Tumor Research, call 1-866-484 CURE (2873) or go to www.tbkf.org. More information about Eclips Salon or the Cut-a-Thon can be found at www.eclipshair.com or by calling 703-858-7555.

Contact Info: Lisa Kaminsky- Millar,
1.866.484.CURE(2873)
or 703.729.9897
DNL1231@aol.com
www.tbkf.org
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