Lisa Reber has not been diagnosed with breast cancer, but like many, she has been touched by the disease. Her sister, Linda Kennedy, was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, and that motivated her devote her time and energy to helping others battling the illness, The Newark Advocate
Reber took over The Upper Cut salon three months after her sister's diagnosis. Since then she has used the business to raise awareness about breast cancer, and to also cater to those who currently going through treatment.
"Almost everyone who comes in here has been touched by breast cancer, if not directly, then by association with a family member, neighbor, co-worker or friend," she told the news provider.
She maintains a cutting station set away from the entrance to provide privacy for customers who are a bit more cautious about getting a haircut.
The salon has breast cancer literature readily available, as well as providing information about the Wigs for Kids program and carrying head scarves for clients. They also offer full beauty services, and some are free for breast cancer patients.
The American Cancer Society estimates that there are over 2.5 million breast cancer survivors currently living in the United States.