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Cut-a-thon on Monday for hairdresser victim of marathon bombings

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Among the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings was Celeste Corcoran of Lowell, who worked one block over from the finish line as a hairdresser at Emerge Spa & Salon on Newbury Street. As word spread of Corcoran’s injuries _ she lost both legs in the blasts, and her teenage daughter, Sydney, was also badly hurt _ hair dressers along Newbury banded together for what they are calling Celeste-a-thon, to be held Monday. The co-owners of Emerge are coordinating the event, in which two dozen participating salons will donate proceeds from their appointments that day to Corcoran’s recovery fund.

“We were getting so many calls from stylists who wanted to do something,” said Marti Mercer, the salon director for Emerge and its sister salon, G2O.

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