Raleigh salon raises $13K for disabled

Posted January 29, 2009 1:13 p.m. EST

— The stylists at Raleigh's BLO raised more than $13,000 for the The Arc of Wake County during a 24-hour Cut-A-Thon Jan. 25.

It was the second annual fundraiser held for The Arc, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The salon's 22 employees and numerous volunteers worked around the clock offering haircuts for a minimum $35 donation. All the money raised from those haircuts, plus retail sales and a raffle, was donated to The Arc.

"I'm very proud of our design team, staff and volunteers," said Bryan Nunes, co-owner of BLO. "We like to make a positive impact in people's lives, both on the job and in the community. For 24 hours we got to do both, and we're thrilled with the support we received from our guests."