SPRING HILL — When Colour Concepts Hair Design hosted its first Cut-for-a-Cure in February, the women at the salon didn't know what would become of their friend, Andrea Means-Montmarquet, but they were determined to do what they could to help save her life.
Now, nine months later, friends and family members of Means-Montmarquet are faced with the loss of the 42-year-old mother of two, who battled ovarian cancer.
"We've been friends for about 10 years," close friend and hairstylist Cheryl Poot said.
Means-Montmarquet's two daughters, 11-year-old Honor and 12-year-old Megan, still come to visit Poot at the salon, where they helped set up the fundraiser for Means-Montmarquet earlier this year.
With all that the family has been through, now they are dealing with more obstacles. Doug Montmarquet, Means-Montmarquet's husband, is raising both girls, and also battling pulmonary fibrosis. Montmarquet is facing a double lung transplant.
So, once again, Colour Concepts is stepping in to help the family. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Colour Concepts, at 13141 Spring Hill Drive, will host a Day of Caring for Montmarquet and the two girls.
The event is not a cut-a-thon but is a fundraiser hosted by the salon during normal business hours. There will be a 50-50 drawing and a Christmas basket raffle. Refreshments will be available, and donations can be made to the family.
"We're going to donate all of our tips," Poot said.
For information, people may call Colour Concepts at (352) 683-8184.