Styling for a Cure

September 2, 2013 Updated Sep 2, 2013 at 9:13 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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September 2, 2013 Updated Sep 2, 2013 at 9:13 PM EDT

Williamsville, N.Y. (WKBW) - Breast cancer survivor Ann Freer is Styling for a Cure, to cancer that is.

“I started styling for a cure last year. This is our second year and we have great corporate sponsors. It's going to be great and better than last year,” Salon Owner Ann Freer said.

Freer wants to raise close to $50,000 for all types of cancer. She was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago. Here diagnosis happened to be on the same day as her friend Kirsten Lawly. They both fought the disease and won. Now, they want to give back.

When you see these women, you may be asking what is the deal with the pink hair?

“They come up with crazy thing and wild hair dos but its fun and it for a good cause,” Lawley said.

Salon Event Organizer Sarah Annarino said it is all about the donations and having some fun.

“In order to compete they have to raise money. So now until then, they will be asking friends family clients to raise money to complete the competition,” Annarino said.

Freer said this competition is very personal to her.

“When you have cancer it's something you live with everyday. I don't want to live the life but I want to help people who are diagnosed, like myself, that is my goal,” Freer said.

The fundraiser includes eating, shopping and a hair styling competition in the Village of Williamsville. Ann encourages the entire community to get involved.

“It’s a really fun event and it brings huge awareness not only to breast cancer or ovarian cancer. I also donate to the 10 floor oncology unit at Children's Hospital,” Freer said.