Blo 24-Hour Cut-A-Thon to Benefit Alliance Medical Ministry

Blo has selected Alliance Medical Ministry as the beneficiary of its sixth annual “SNIP, SNIP, GIVE 24-Hour Cut-A-Thon” to be held February 10-11, 2013. Haircuts are $40, with 100 percent of money raised from cuts, retail and raffle sales going to the nonprofit Alliance Medical Ministry.

RALEIGH, N.C (PRWEB) December 31, 2012

Hair stylists at Blo will work in shifts over 24 hours on Sunday, February 10 to raise money for Alliance Medical Ministry at the sixth annual “SNIP, SNIP, GIVE 24-Hour Cut-A-Thon.” For a donation of $40, the award-winning Blo hair stylists will provide haircuts to the public, beginning Sunday at 8 a.m. through Monday at 8 a.m. One hundred percent of mooney raised from haircuts, retail and raffle sales will go to Alliance Medical Ministry, a Raleigh-based non-profit providing affordable medical care to working poor in the area.

The Blo staff selected Alliance Medical Ministry as this year's 24-Hour Cut-A-Thon beneficiary because the organization plays a critical role in the community, providing an affordable primary medical care home for hard-working adults who do not have health insurance.

According to Alliance, more than 150,000 adult residents of Wake County lack access to affordable primary medical care. Also, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 79% of the uninsured in North Carolina reside in a working household.

“We were stunned to learn these facts and are inspired by Alliance Medical Ministry's vision to offer compassionate and affordable medical care to those who need it most,” said Bryan Nunes, Blo owner. “We're ready to do our part and believe the community will come out in full force to support Alliance on February 10.”

Appointments can be scheduled by calling: (919) 484-8600. Walk-ins are also welcome at any time, day or night.

The 24-Hour Cut-A-Thon continues to grow each year at Blo, which was recognized as the “Salon of the Year” nationally last year by Salon Today magazine. Participants come from as far away as Virginia for the high-energy event, which has raised more than $60,000 for charity.

During the event, prizes will be raffled off all day. The grand prize winner will receive free haircuts for a year. Guests also receive discounts on all Redken and Pureology hair care products, styling tools and accessories.

WHAT: Blo 24-Hour Cut-A-Thon to benefit Alliance Medical Ministry

WHEN: 8 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 10 to 8 a.m., Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

WHERE: Blo, 8451 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh

COST: $40 minimum donation

APPOINTMENTS: (919) 484-8600

Located in Raleigh, N.C., Blo is home to the 2011 Salon of the Year nationally, according to Salon Today magazine. Blo offers guests a metropolitan salon experience featuring an award-winning space and a hairstyling team of unmatched unity and professionalism, including the state's most highly trained Redken Certified Stylists. The salon was recently recognized as a finalist in the Professional Beauty Association's prestigious North American Hairstyling Awards, and ELLE named Blo among the “Top 100 Salons” nationally. Blo also garners kudos for its commitment to continuing education and community service. Converse with us at our sassy blog

Alliance Medical Ministry is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve working uninsured adults of Wake County in need of affordable medical care. Alliance offers a primary care home to nearly 10,000 patients, of which 98% have an income below federal poverty guidelines. In 2013, Alliance celebrates its 10th anniversary of providing comprehensive onsite services that now include: chronic and acute medical care, health education, lab testing, pharmacy and physician referrals for specialty care. All services are bilingual. The medical clinic is located at 101 Donald Ross Drive in Raleigh.

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