Back to All Events

HAIRraising Cut-A-Thon For Boston Children's Hospital

5/21 Cut-a-thon offers haircuts, with all proceeds to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital

WHAT: On Sunday, May 21st, over 70 top salons in the Greater Boston Area and beyond will participate in HAIRraising, an annual fundraiser that engages the local haircare business community for a worthy cause. 100% of the proceeds of the city-wide Cut-a-thon will benefit the Heart Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, the nation’s top-ranked pediatric heart center. Top salons like John Frieda, Grettacole, Mario Russo, and Salon Capri, are offering consumers a chance to give back simply by pampering themselves with a haircut. Last year’s HAIRraising event raised over $232,000 for Boston Children’s Hospital.


HAIRraising for Boston Children’s Hospital was founded in 2009 by beauty industry legends and longtime business partners, Gail Federici and John Frieda. The fundraising initiative is one close to Federici’s heart: her daughter Alex was born with congenital heart disease and required extensive open-heart surgery. Having received the best care and support from Boston Children’s Hospital, Alex is now an energetic and lively mother of one. Wanting to give back, Federici leaned on her colleagues: the caring and generous professionals she’d worked with in the salon industry.

“HAIRraising is my true ‘work of heart’,” says Federici. “Boston Children’s was so amazing to us, and we want to do everything we can for other sick children, their families, and the team of dedicated doctors and staff that work so hard to make life better for all of us.”

WHO: You will find a list of all participating salons to date here.

WHEN: Sunday, May 21

WHERE: Participating salons across the Greater Boston Area

About HAIRraising for Boston Children’s Hospital:

HAIRraising is a charitable initiative that brings together the salon and hair care industries to help seriously sick children by supporting the #1 pediatric hospital and research facility in the United States. HAIRraising’s annual one-day Cut-a-thon, now in its eighth year, inspires hundreds of salons to open their doors and hearts, provide special services and fun activities, and donate all proceeds to Boston Children’s Hospital. More information can be found at

About Boston Children’s Hospital:

Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Children’s Hospital is the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and the largest provider of health care to Massachusetts children. In addition to 395 pediatric and adolescent inpatient beds and 228 outpatient programs, Boston Children’s houses the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries benefit both children and adults. More than 1,100 scientists, including seven members of the National Academy of Sciences, 13 members of the Institute of Medicine and 14 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Boston Children’s research community. For more information about the hospital visit:

Become a fan of Boston Children’s Hospital on

Facebook at or on

Twitter at

Earlier Event: May 20
Boston Photography Meet Ups
Later Event: May 21
The Brookline Bike Parade