Join HairRaising in Helping Sick Children During National Cut-A-Thon

On Sunday, April 12, salons throughout United States will participate in the HairRaising Cut-a-Thon, a massive, one-day fund-raising event benefitting Boston Children’s Hospital, the #1 Pediatric Hospital and Research Center in the country. 

Founded in 2010 by longtime business partners John Frieda and Gail Federici, HairRaising unites salons to help support the life-saving care and breakthrough cures, treatments and innovations that bring the sickest children from all over the world to Boston Children’s Hospital.  The duo is looking to grow the effort even larger this year by recruiting more participating salons.

Frieda and Federici targeted the salon and hair care world not only because of their extensive experience in the industry, but also because of the giving, generous nature of this community. 

“We’ve had so much support from some of the biggest names in the business and we’re consistently overwhelmed and amazed by the level of commitment this effort receives from salon owners and stylists,” Frieda says. “It’s a special community, coming together for a special cause, and for that we are very grateful.”

And, the event is raising important funds for a very worthy cause. “Support for Boston Children’s Hospital is critical,” Frieda explains. “We need everyone to understand the huge global impact that this hospital has, not only for children, but for adults as well – and that just by participating in this one day event, we can help save countless lives.”

To be a part of HairRaising’s 2015 campaign, simply register your salon at  Once registered, you’ll have access to weekly conference calls with HairRaising co-chairs and committee members, as well as fundraising ideas, a press release, promotional materials and hospital information that will help you market your event.  Then, on April 12, give haircuts for a set minimum donation, with all proceeds benefitting Boston Children’s Hospital.

About Boston Children’s Hospital: Boston Children’s Hospital has been ranked as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for the past 24 years.  Boston Children’s Hospital is also ranked #1 in 8 out of 10 specialties, including the best hospital for Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Neurology & Neurosurgery. Offering a full range of pediatric services for patients from birth through early adulthood, Boston Children’s Hospital is home to the world’s premier pediatric research facility and is the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Each year, patients from all over the US and throughout the world, travel to Boston Children’s life-saving care.  For more information please visit

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