Local salon to host fundraiser for employee fighting cancer

By Brandon Anderegg - Freeman Staff

February 24, 2018

PEWAUKEE - Salon Brillare’ 1840 Meadow Lane will be hosting an event on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. called “Hope Matters: A Sunday Funday for Rebecca,” to raise funds for local hairstylist Rebecca Leach who was diagnosed with brain cancer, according to a press release.

Leach had just recovered from breast cancer when she was diagnosed with grade four glioblastoma in April of 2017, according to Salon Brillare’ owner Janet D’Amato. D’Amato said she hopes to raise $10,000 for Leach, who’s been with the salon for over a year.

“Once she was on our team, she was a family member,” said D’Amato. “We kind of embraced her and wanted to make sure we did everything we could.”

The entire Salon Brillare’ staff will be offering services such as makeup touchups, mini manicures, paraffin dips, haircuts, styling, waxing and more. D’Amato added that staff will be working for free on Sunday and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Leach, her husband Chuck and their son Aiden.

D’Amato said Leach had been working full time at a different salon when she was diagnosed. She said Leach decided to work for Brillare’ Salon because of the flexibility, which has given her the option to come in on the days she feels best to continue pursuing her passion.

“The clients of hers, we’re still taking care of them but donating the service dollars back to her family,” said D’Amato.

D’Amato said the event will include a DJ and further raise funds with a raffle, a silent action, and a Bloody Mary bar.

For more information, contact Janet D’Amato at 262-446-4440.

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