Local salon fundraises to help family with loss

Published 1:52 pm Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wildcuts Hair Salon in Nicholasville is having a “Pink Out for Ashli” on October 22 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to help with a local grieving family. 

Ashli Doolin, a 32 year-old mother, was given a few weeks to live after battling with breast cancer for years.  

In light of breast cancer awareness month, Kimber Arvain, organizer of the event said she wanted to honor her sister-in-law — who died of breast cancer a year ago — and help someone.

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That someone turned out to be her friend Ashli. 

Arvain said she was inspired to do the event by one of the salons in Wilmore that hosts a “Pink Out” event in October to help a breast cancer survivor. 

“I thought we could do that here,” Arvain said. “I then called my friend Amanda Roberts, the Wildcut’s owner, and she said she would love to help.”

Unfortunately, less than a week before the fundraiser, Doolin passed away. 

Even with the loss of Doolin, the event is still on, said Amanda Roberts, owner of Wildcuts Hair Salon. 

All the proceeds from the event this Saturday, will go toward helping Doolin’s family, her husband and her 8-year-old son. 

The store had already raised over $100 on Monday.

Now, more than ever, the family needs help with raising money for the funeral expenses, Roberts said. 

“We are really just excited to be able to do it for a family in the community,” she said. 

Wildcuts will donate 50 percent of all pink hair services, $5 of each haircut and $3 of each pink hair spray, to the family. 

Those who do not want any of the pink services, but still wish to help, can do so by dropping donations off in the pink bucket at the Wildcats Hair Salon anytime during the month of October.  

T-shirts are also being sold until Oct. 22. 

“There are a lot of bills and expenses that the family is trying to take care of right now,” Arvain said. 

Wildcuts is located at 222 Edgewood Drive in Nicholasville. To find out more information concerning the cause and to purchase a t-shirt visit http://bit.ly/2efKEW7or the Go Fund Me page at http://bit.ly/2eqBbc5.