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Baldwinsville: Get a new 'do while helping to protect children

Feel like you need a new look now that the winter doldrums are behind us and spring is in the air? Renee Newton, owner of La Tresse Salon and Spa in Baldwinsville, will hold a cut-a-thon from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday April 3 to raise funds for McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Site. Stop by to get a quick haircut and know your donation will help children across Onondaga County.

The cut-a-thon will coincide with Baldwinsville's Spring Time in the Village event, a weekend when village businesses throw open their doors to springtime air and new customers with great deals and discounts. Newton will be providing haircuts for a donation, as well as snacks for her visitors.

"Very few people are aware of McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Site and the services they provide to kids in need," Newton said. "I wanted to do something to invite new people into my shop and help spread the word about this great resource."

Child abuse is the third leading cause of death among American children under the age of 4. McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Site is dedicated to ending child abuse through intervention and education.

"We help hundreds of children and families each year because of community support from people and organizations like Renee's," said Julie Cecile, executive director of McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Site. "We offer a safe, child-friendly atmosphere where all members of the Child Abuse Response Team can work with victims and help them onto the path of healing."

Newton will support McMahon/Ryan throughout the month of April - child abuse awareness month - by participating in their Pinwheels for Prevention campaign. For $1 donation, you can have your name on a pinwheel in her shop, showing your support to end child abuse.

For more information on McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Site, visit mcmahonryan.org. La Tresse Salon is located at 24 Oswego St., Baldwinsville. Appointments are not necessary but available by calling 638-2040.

Amy Delia is the volunteer chairperson for Pinwheels for Prevention. She can be reached at amy.delia@cancer.org or 382-7767.

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