PERU The Treasure Chests Breast Cancer Support Group of CVPH Medical Center's Fitzpatrick Cancer Center asked North Country beauty salons to participate in a fundraising effort and they responded in a big way by collecting $1,500. In the Village of Peru alone, Andreas Beauty Salon, Class Act, New Impressions and Shear Creations salons led the way with more than $700 in donations. The New Impressions salon was the leader collecting $436. Support group members contributed to a gift basket and Bonnie Berry presented the basket to Linda Baker and her New Impressions staff in recognition of their participation. The ladies at New Impressions threw their hearts into the effort. Every mirror in the salon was encircled with pink ribbons that attracted clients attention, engendered questions and often resulted in donations. The New Impressions staff also held a contest amongst themselves. The staff member collecting the least amount in donations would have to take the other three to dinner. As Linda Baker said, When it looked like I was going to lose, the suggested restaurant was Anthonys. When it looked like I wasnt going to lose, the restaurant changed to McDonalds. As of the date of our interview, no restaurant decision had been made. With the donated money and other funds raised, the Treasure Chests Breast Support Group raised more than $9,600 for the Susan G. Komen Foundations Race for the Cure, held in Albany in September. In the last few years, Fitzpatrick Cancer Center has been awarded $80,000 in grants from the foundation.