SCUGOG: A local hair salon will be hosting a fundraiser that’s a cut above the rest next month to build a playground for a four-year-old cancer survivor, Olivia Worr.
On Sunday, July 5, the Rosario Greco Sytles Hair Salon team will team with Million Dollar Smiles for a special Cut-A-Thon, from 10 am. until 2 p.m.
During the event, all haircuts are a minimum charge of $20, with 100 per cent of the money raised being used to build a playground that will pro-vide a safe and relaxing area for Olivia and her sibling to play. In addition to the Cut-A-Thon, the salon will also be offering 50/50 draw tickets, raffle prizes and refreshments available for purchase throughout the day to achieve their $2,500 goal to cover the playground’s construction costs.
Olivia, a Grade Two piano student, is just wrapping up her year in Junior Kindergarten and is currently in remission from her ovarian cancer and proud to tell everyone that she is a cancer survivor. She was just three years old when she was diagnosed with a tumor on her right ovary in May of 2014.
The week before Easter last year, Olivia was suffering from extreme stomach pain when she was taken to the hospital in Port Perry. There, she was seen by a doctor and sent to Lakeridge Health Oshawa, and eventually Sick Kids in Toronto for further evaluation from pediatricians.
After spending a week in Toronto, Olivia underwent an operation to remove a mass the size of an orange from her abdomen. During the operation, doctors discovered the mass on her ovary, therefore becoming a form of ovarian cancer.
Just over a year ago, following the operation, Olivia began chemotherapy. Although she lost her hair due to the treatment, Olivia embraced it with enthusiasm, knowing that it was a sign that the treatment was working. Currently in remission, Olivia is still required to visit Sick Kids every three months for various tests.
Those wishing to donate can do so by donating funds or dropping off gift donations for the door and raffle prizes until Saturday, July 5 at Rosario Greco Styles, located at 21 Wilbur Ave., in Port Perry.
For any additional details, please call the salon at 905-985-0099.