Breast Cancer Event on Abbot Kinney Blvd, Oct. 7

By Janet Gervers

The Harlot Salon is hosting a Breast Cancer Fundraiser on Friday, October 7, 6-10 p.m. with proceeds donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The event will occur during the popular Abbot Kinney 1st Fridays event in Venice and will consist of three fun ways to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the loved ones that  are affected  by this horrible disease.

In 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. Sadly, over 39,000 will perish from this deadly disease.

Chances are we all know someone whose life has been touched by breast cancer. Marylle Koken, stylist and owner of The Harlot, is a survivor herself, but sadly lost her professional mentor to the disease almost two years ago. Several of  the other stylists at the salon have similar stories. According to stylist Amanda Jones, “This is the motivation behind hosting a fundraising event and making it the best possible!”

The Fundraiser consist of 3 inspiring activities, titled the Goddess Bazaar:

• Silent Auction – There will be dinners from top Abbot Kinney restaurants, framed art work, personal training services, organic facials and hair services from The Harlot Salon and more.

• “Think Pink” Styling Station – A station where guests can get a pink feather, a pink hair strand and/or pink nail polish applied for donations as well.

• Belly Dancing Classes – Val Macias, the receptionist at the salon is a dancer and will teach mini (15 minutes) Belly Dancing classes to guests for a donation.

All proceeds from the Fundraiser will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. There is an $8 (cash only) entry at door.

The Harlot Salon is a new business with a feminine, edgy, provocative environment, where naughty meets nice. The Harlot and is a tucked away location on the north east side of Abbot Kinney Blvd. (close to Venice Blvd.) in a cottage behind the e-Cookie clothing store.

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