Cut-a-Thon to benefit Carlson family

The Carlson family.
The Carlson family.

A2 Salon will host a Cut-A-Thon this Sunday to raise money for Ridgefield resident Chris Carlson, who recently was diagnosed with advanced-stage lung cancer.  

The event, which will feature $15 haircuts for kids ages 16 and younger, will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 56 Danbury Road Aug. 26.

The Cut-A-Thon will also feature games for kids, a bake sale, an auction, a raffle, and a tattoo bar.

All of the proceeds will be donated to Carlson, owner of the personal training business, P2P of Ridgefield.

Small business owners have answered the call to donate toward Carlson’s cause, including two guest artists, a hairstylist and a barber.

“Everybody was super generous when we asked them to contribute which isn’t surprising because Chris is one of our own,” said Amanda Kilcran, owner of A2 Salon.

“The beauty of this whole event, and why it’s so amazing, is because so many many small businesses in this town are coming together for another small business owner who is currently struggling with an illness.”

The donors for Sunday’s Cut-A-Thon include: Craig’s Fine Jewelry, Audrey Road, Audrey Road Kids, Tiger Sports, Sugar Beads, Genoa Deli, Bailey’s Backyard, Medicinal Skin, Joy Ride, Buddi Matt by Wendy Boscia, Lions Bleecker Street Pizza, Serene Escape, Planet Pizza, Pet Valu, Candle Light Shop, Village Deli, Elements, Pure Barre, The Ancient Mariner, Ridgefield Wine and Spirits, Squash, Toy Chest, 203 Tan Co., Dapper Den, What2wear and Prime Burger.

According to the GoFundMe page that raised $44,000 as of press time Wednesday, Carlson is the father of three young children and is the sole income provider of the family.

“He’s a personal trainer who runs his own personal training facility, but right now he needs to take the time to focus on treatment and getting healthy,” wrote his sister, Jen. “... Given the unexpected and significant expenses they are now facing, we are launching this campaign. The funds will go towards any medical expenses and support for the family.”

For more information, visit the GoFundMe page at