Cuts For A Cure To Raise Contributions For Multiple Sclerosis

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Belinda Vandervoort, belinda@bostoncure.org, 781-235-2882
Krista Milne, krista.milne@comcast.net, 617/969-0770
Art Mellor, art@bostoncure.org, 781/487-0008

CUTS FOR A CURE TO RAISE CONTRIBUTIONS FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Norfolk, VA and Waltham, MA -- June 24, 2003 -- Feel the need for a makeover to look fantastic for summer outdoor activities? Then please participate in the Anna Peabody Fund Cuts for a Cure Multiple Sclerosis cut-a-thon on July 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at About Face Hair Design (www.aboutfacehairdesign.com) in Norfolk, Va. For a minimum contribution of $20 per 30-minute service, offered for both women and men, you can select one or more of the following services: hair cut, massage, manicure, or a facial provided by a Patrice LaFont Skincare International expert. You can also choose multiple services and have a full day of pampering. Please call About Face to schedule your appointments 757/624-3500. 

Entire proceeds from Cuts for a Cure will benefit the Anna Peabody Fund which solely supports the Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a national nonprofit dedicated to discovering the causes of MS to lead to a cure. If you want to support the cause but are unable to attend Cuts for a Cure, you may contribute on www.annapeabody.org

"Everyone on the About Face Hair Design team is excited to donate time and skill for such a worthy cause," says Janelle Hamilton, owner, About Face Hair Design. Anna Peabody inspired us to do a cut-a-thon benefit for MS during one of her recent visits to her grandparents, Phyllis and Arthur Kaplan, who live in Norfolk. We're more than happy to help Anna, the Boston Cure Project, and their efforts to cure MS.

So Cuts for a Cure participants do not go hungry, food will be served all day compliments of the following sponsors: Todd Jurich's Bistro, New Belmont Restaurant, Bardo Edibles + Elixirs, Centre City Grill, and Yorgo's Bageldashery.Sponsors. A raffle for contributed restaurant gift certificates, as well as beauty and haircare products, will also be held at About Face. 

George Peabody, Anna's father and Fund organizer, says, We're extremely thankful for the generosity of About Face, Patrice LaFont Skincare and all of the event sponsors making sure everyone eats during this day of pampering. We're also thankful to community members who will participate in this fun event and contribute to MS research.

About the Anna Peabody Fund

The Anna Peabody Fund strongly supports the Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis and its drive to cure MS by determining its causes. The Fund honors Anna Peabody, a Mass. teenager diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2001 when she was only 15. Operated by the Peabody/Kaplan family, the Fund accepts contributions for the Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis.

About The Boston Cure Project

The Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis, www.bostoncure.org, is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to curing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) by determining its causes. Boston Cure Project believes this effort can be accelerated by organizing the research process and encouraging collaboration between research organizations and clinicians. A "Cure Map" is currently being developed by the Boston Cure Project to establish what is known and what is not known about the causes of MS. From the Cure Map, Boston Cure Project will facilitate research most likely to reveal the causes of MS in the shortest time through a large-scale, multidisciplinary, MS Repository. For more information about the Boston Cure Project or to make a corporate or individual donation, call 781/487-0008, visit bostoncure.org, or send an email to info-web0706@bostoncure.org.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system that often results in severe disability including the inability to walk, blindness, cognitive dysfunction, extreme fatigue and other serious symptoms. MS affects over 400,000 people in the US and 2 million individuals worldwide. The disorder occurs twice as often in women as in men. The cause is not known and there is no known cure.