Charity cut-a-thon to honor local boy

— A charity hair-cutting event to raise awareness about a chronic condition — and raise money for research toward a cure — is coming up soon in Warrensburg.

This “Cut-A-Thon for RSD,” is to be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7 at Heidi’s Clip Joint, 3685 Main St. in Warrensburg. All proceeds go to research Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, both neuropathic autoimmune disorders.

Haircuts are $10 each, and all proceeds go to RSDS.org and RSDHOPE.org, a non-profit organization that assists families in getting the support they need to cope with this life-altering disorder.

The event also features a raffle, featuring various goods, services and gift certificates donated by local businesses.

The event is to be held in honor of Timothy Lucid, an 8th grade student at North Warren Central School, who has recently been diagnosed with RSD after surgery for a fractured elbow.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy causes burning, electric-shock-type pain to the arm or leg, swelling and possible loss of use if not caught in time. There is no cure, only the possibility of remission.

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