NEWTON, NJ—The Scissor Joint and Salon Fig, both located on Spring Street in Newton, will be hosting a Cut-A-Thon for Maria Fiore and her family on Monday June 24.

Fiore, a junior at Newton High School, was involved in the tragic crash on May 11 that claimed the life of student and friend, Alexis Faye.  Fiore and two other classmates were injured in the crash. Since the accident she has been in Morristown Medical Center recuperating but was released earlier this month and is now home.

Scissor Joint owner Barbara Ghaleb came up with the idea to do a cut-a-thon.  While she did not know any of those involved in the crash personally she said that the tragedy “hit very close to home.”

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“I have a senior who just graduated from Newton as well as a sophomore, who know friends of those involved,” she said.

“We participated in the “White Out Day” for Lexi and I just felt that I wanted to do something more. I contacted Salon Fig first and they were on board right away,” said Ghaleb.

Salon Fig owner, Colleen Guver-Decker is not new to the idea of a cut-a-thon, as she held one in 2012 to benefit then 17-year-old Danielle Clifford of Paterson, cousin to Salon Fig stylist Ashlee Barreto.

The cut-a-thon will be on Monday, June 24 at both locations from 2 until 6 p.m. The salons will be donating 100% of the proceeds, with a minimum donation of $25 for a wash and cut available to those who walk-in on Monday.

“We just want to help them out with whatever needs and costs they have. You know we’re saying for medical, but they won’t know what they might need it for,” Ghaleb said.

If someone is unable to make it to the cut-a-thon on Monday, donations can still be made to Fiore and her family up until the second week of July.

There is a vase located at the front desk in the Scissor Joint, that is currently being used to accept donations. They can also be dropped of at the location until the second week of July.