Charity Gets Students Back to School in Style

HAGERSTOWN, MD - The Sagittarius Salon and Spa in Hagerstown is cutting hair for charity Monday.

The stylists are giving haircuts to 300 children just in time for back-to-school.

The cost is seven dollars per cut, and organizers say all the money will go to an organization that raises funds for cancer research, called Alex's Lemonade Stand.

An eight-year-old girl started the stand to raise money to find a cure for cancer.

Before Alex died from brain cancer, she raised almost a million dollars for the cause.

Chrysthemum Shaver, who has brought her daughter for the last two years, says this is for a good cause.

"There are so many children in the United States that fight so many different diseases, and just to be able to give back, even to some unknown person is just fantastic," she says.

The co-owner of the salon, Jordon Knicley, says Sagittarius has been doing this for six years, and started it after a friend died from cancer.

Knicley adds, "People maybe can't afford having their child have a hair cut before school. So this way, everyone can experience having their child come in, get a balloon, get a snack, get some lemonade, and really feel good about themselves when they go back to school."

Organizers says they raised over $1,000 last year, and they hope to tripple that amount this year.

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