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Cutting Hair to Raise Awareness for Autism

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YAKIMA, Wash.--Local stylists are chopping locks for a good cause. It's the Second Annual Autism Awareness Cut-A-Thon at Elite Academy and Spa.

The General Federation of Women's Club partnered with the salon to raise money for Children's Village and their autism resources.

Club members said there's a lot unknown about autism and they want to help any way they can.

"I was telling my granddaughter there's kids that you know they wave their hands or they may spin circles and you don't have to be frightened of them," said Mary Baker. "But it's nice to be aware of the fact that they do have autism. Sometimes they can't control the things they do, but it's nothing to be afraid of."

Club members said turnout has been a little light and that could be due to Mother's Day Weekend. However, they're still hoping to raise around $500.