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For Immediate Release:
September 13, 2012


Salon Ambiance to host third annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day

All proceeds to benefit Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care



FALL RIVER, Mass. — Salon Ambiance will hold its third annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Sunday, October 7, with all proceeds to go toward the Auxiliary of Charlton Memorial Hospital's $1 million pledge to the Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care.

"The goal of this event is to continue to make a difference in the community," said Kerry Torres, owner of Salon Ambiance. "We hope to see many lives changed for the better by the donations made from this event."

The event will feature half price on select services, including haircuts, waxing, threading, chair massages and mini manicures. It will also include raffles, refreshments, music, face painting and more. The event is open to the public and will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

"Salon Ambiance is shining example of a local businesses giving back to their community," said Agatha St Amour, Director of Volunteer Services for Southcoast Health System. "We are extremely thankful for their passion and commitment to supporting local cancer care at Southcoast. Last year alone this event raised $3,570. Please join Salon Ambiance on October 7 as they try to exceed their previous donations."

Salon Ambiance is full service beauty salon and spa located at 138 Fulton Street in Fall River. For more information about the event, please contact Salon Ambiance at 508-9324-4777.

About the Auxiliary of Charlton Memorial Hospital

The Auxiliary of Charlton Memorial Hospital is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to render service to Charlton Memorial Hospital, its tax-exempt subsidiaries, its patients and to assist in promoting the health and welfare of the community. The Auxiliary raises money throughout the year by hosting fundraisers, a spring gala, raffles, jewelry and apparel sales. They also run the hospital gift shop with all proceeds going toward the hospital.

Joining the Auxiliary is a great way to become involved in your community hospital. Members serve as ambassadors to the community on behalf of the hospital. For more information or to join please call 508-679-7038.


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Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-961-5280
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Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

Southcoast provides advanced clinical services, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty and heart rhythm services, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgery, weight loss surgery, orthopedic surgery, advanced imaging services and is the only provider of maternity services in the region.

Southcoast is a not-for-profit charitable organization that depends on the support of the community to provide services. More information is available online at www.southcoast.org. Connect to Southcoast through social media at www.southcoast.org/connect/.





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