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‘Cuts for a Cure’ returns to fight cystic fibrosis

Brooke Taptick, daughter of Peru native Meghan Daley Taptick, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 10 days old.

Brooke Taptick, daughter of Peru native Meghan Daley Taptick, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 10 days old. Photo provided

— Meghan Daley Taptick is at it again.

Taptick, a Peru native who resides in Rutland, Vt., is teaming up with Colours Salon to host “Cuts for a Cure,” a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This Sunday, Aug. 21, will mark the second year in a row the fundraiser will be held to help those with the chronic disease which affects a person's lungs and digestive system.

“We were shocked,” Taptick said of how much last year’s fundraiser collected. “We raised $1,800. We were hoping just to break $1,000. We were pleasantly surprised.”

Taptick was motivated to host the event last year based on her own connection to cystic fibrosis.

Her daughter, Brooke, now age 3, was diagnosed with the disease at 10 days old.

“We need to find a cure,” said Taptick.

This Sunday’s “Cuts for a Cure” will consist of haircuts by donation at Colours Salon, 2975 State Route 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds will again benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Appointments may be made by calling the salon at 643-2655.

The day will also consist of raffle prizes and other drawings, as well as a baked goods sale.

Those who miss the event may send donations in care of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to Taptick's parents, Mike and Ila Daley, 2 LaFlure Lane, Peru N.Y. 12972.

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