The 14th annual Cut for the Cure will take place on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Image Hair Salon, at 2522 Welsh Road (at Roosevelt Boulevard) in the Tremont Shopping Center.
Owner John McDonald and his staff welcome men, women and children to have their hair cut for $15. Payment can be made by cash, credit card or personal check.
Proceeds will go to breast cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center, prostate cancer research at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the Veterans Comfort House in West Philadelphia.
McDonald is a prostate cancer survivor. His late wife, Ginny, fought breast cancer.
The day will also include individual and family portraits for $15. Hats and T-shirts will be for sale for a nominal fee. Food will be sold. And there will be raffles for baskets filled with prizes.
Other activities will include a disc jockey, karate demonstrations, a dunk tank and performances by a jump rope team.
All participants in the benefit are eligible for a free soda from Jake’s Wayback Burgers at 9173 Roosevelt Blvd.
Last year’s benefit raised about $19,000.
To make a tax-deductible contribution, send a check payable to Cut for the Cure Inc. to New Image Hair Salon, 2522 Welsh Road, Philadelphia, PA 19152.
For more information, call 215-676-5540. ••