'Cut-A-Thon' to raise money to fight cancer

SUWANEE - Horizon Hair Studio, 2925 Horizon Park Drive, Suite E in Suwanee, is holding its first "Cut-A-Thon" to raise money for Relay for Life on Sunday and Monday.

Haircuts will be given for discount prices: $25 for women and $15 for men and children 12 and under. Proceeds will go toward Relay for Life. The event will also celebrate cancer survivors and honor victims.

Schedule an appointment by calling Cindy at 404-421-8334. Space is limited.

Fair to assist special-needs students

DULUTH - Gwinnett County Public Schools is hosting the Transition Fair for students with disabilities, parents and educators to learn more information about preparing special-needs high school students for the transition into adulthood at the Monarch School, 3057 Main St. in Duluth, on Saturday.

Speakers will address topics such as Medicaid waivers, using Benefits Navigator to maximize benefits, Transition 101 for students and parents and accessing employment supports, including vocational rehabilitation.

For more information, call Cathy Schmidt at 678-301-7107.

Church offers programs for cancer patients

SNELLVILLE - Cannon United Methodist Church's Hope House Wellness Center will be offering numerous programs for cancer patients and their families throughout March and April. The Hope House is located at 2424 Webb Gin House Road, Snellville.

For a detailed list of programs, visit www.cannonchurch.org and select the Cancer Ministry tab on the left-hand side.

All programs are free of charge. However, space is limited. For more information about the programs or to make a reservation, call 770-736-9765 or e-mail hopehousewc@comcast.net.

Local school to hold benefit fashion show

NORCROSS - Susan Stripling Elementary will hold a fashion show to benefit Relay for Life from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday at the school, 6155 Atlantic Blvd. in Norcross.

Students and faculty will model their favorite outfits. Entertainment will also be provided by students and staff members.

Tickets for the show may be purchased for $3 for adults and $1 for students. Admission is free for children under kindergarten age. For more information, call LaRae Trummell at 770-582-7575.

American Cancer Society to host fashion show

ATLANTA - The American Cancer Society Auxiliary will host the 17th Annual Hope Fashion Show at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, 3434 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta, at 10 a.m. Monday.

Pre-show events will include a raffle and door prizes, food and drinks and a silent auction.

Cancer survivors will model the fashions, and the event's emcees, WSB-TV's Monica Pearson and JaQuitta Williams, will share their own stories of cancer survival. This year's goal is to raise $125,000, all of which go toward breast cancer research and education.

For more information, call 614-374-3614.

BMW Ultimate Drive raises funds for breast cancer research

ATLANTA - Atlanta residents can join the fight against breast cancer on Monday when Global Imports, 500 Interstate North Parkway, hosts the 12th Annual BMW Ultimate Drive for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., local supporters can drive one of 25 specially badged, pink-ribbon-decorated BMWs and raise $1 for every mile they drive. Funds will directly support breast cancer research, education, screening and community outreach programs provided by Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The Ultimate Drive is a grassroots fundraising program that donates more than $1 million each year. More than $12 million will be donated to the cause after this year's drive. For more information, visit www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/experience/events/komen/default.aspx.