Fort Myers salon joins fight against breast cancer
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CREATED Oct. 7, 2012
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Stylist Jaime Farris knows the damage cancer can do. It took her own cousin 24-year-old Lisabet Buesing.
"It started as breast cancer and then it spread to her brain and her lungs," said Farris, 22, of Fort Myers.
A single parent, Buesing was raising 6-year-old Damian. Her world.
"She passed away the day after his birthday," added Farris.
While falling behind on medical expenses and bills.
"She wanted to help other mothers and fathers that were single dealing with everything on their own," explained Farris, whose family helped Buesing make ends meet.
So, Buesing started the Lisabet Anna foundation before she died. A charity supported by Touch Salon & Spa in Fort Myers for the very first time.
"We are donating 10 percent of all the proceeds, of all the pink products that we sell, and all the pink services that we're doing this month," said Jennifer Paschke, the owner.
In memory of Buesing and others battling the disease.
Customers can show their support with pink hair extensions.
"If it makes a difference in either one of their lives, that makes a difference in mine," said Alexa Franzese, 24, a customer.
And one of several services like a "pinking of you" manicure-pedicure and pink fluff facial.
"By adding a touch of pink to any service, you can make a difference," added Paschke.
"Even if it was one bill, or anything, just so they didn't have to work as hard," said Farris.
So for people like Buesing, it's one less worry before saying goodbye.
If you'd like more information on her story or the charity she started, go to www.lisabetannabuesingfoundation.com