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For Immediate Release:
January 23, 2013

Salon Ambiance's third annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day raises $5,800 to benefit Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care

Photo from left to right: Louise McCarthy, Auxiliary President; and Kerry Torres and Jay Torres, Owners of Salon Ambiance

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FALL RIVER, Mass. — Salon Ambiance presented a check for $5,800 to The Auxiliary of Charlton Memorial Hospital last week as a result of the salon's third annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day held on Sunday, October 7, 2012. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Auxiliary's $1 million pledge to the Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care.

"The salon is pleased to help raise money for breast cancer awareness," said Kerry Torres, owner of Salon Ambiance. "We are committed to our community and hope to make a difference."

The event featured half price services, including haircuts, waxing, threading, chair massages and mini manicures. It also included raffles, refreshments, music, face painting and more.

"Salon Ambiance is shining example of a local business giving back to their community," said Agatha St. Amour, Director of Volunteer Services for Southcoast Health System. "Each year this event becomes bigger and more successful. We are extremely grateful for Kerry and Jay's passion and commitment to supporting local cancer care at Southcoast and for everyone who came out and supported the event."

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 508-324-4777.

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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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.

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