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Center for Addiction Treatment Announces Haircuts Over Heroin Fundraising Event

Monday May 3, 2021

CINCINNATI, May 3, 2021 – Center for Addiction Treatment is to be gifted all donations from the Haircuts Over Heroin Tri-State area memorial fundraising event, April 25th to May 30th.

Haircuts Over Heroin was founded in 2021 with the mission to help CAT save lives and connect the community through a new avenue in addiction recovery fundraising: free salon services in exchange for donations. In memory of the late Whit, Justine, Simon and Brandie, and their shared connection to hair, loved ones Memrie Harness and Korbin Gray conceived of this event.  Cecily Harness, Whit’s stepmother,  helped make it happen. She says, “Stylists are influencers.  We believe in their ability to raise awareness of the recovery cause, to educate the persons in their chairs by sharing stories and helping to save lives in the process.”

“Overdose.  Death. The devastating loss of a loved one. It doesn’t have to mean a life sentence of grief and regret for we who remain. Not when little acts of selflessness can go such a long way,” said Bob Harness, the late Whit’s father and one of the Haircuts Over Heroin organizers.

The Haircuts Over Heroin fundraiser has set an initial goal of $5,000. To donate and receive an e-ticket for a chance to win a free salon or spa service, please visit the Center for Addiction Treatment Facebook page and click “Haircuts Over Heroin,” located within the “fundraisers” section of the “more” tab. Donations may also be made directly to Center for Addiction Treatment, where we ask that you please note that it is intended for Haircuts Over Heroin in the “make a dedication” section.

About Center for Addiction Treatment

Since 1970, Center for Addiction Treatment (CAT) has provided high-quality affordable treatment for patients with addiction to drugs, alcohol or gambling. As the only non-hospital-based medically monitored detox facility in the region, CAT provides individualized care through short-term residential and outpatient services, medication-assisted treatment, counseling, a continuing care program, intensive outpatient program, and a comprehensive family education program. Today, CAT has thousands of alums who are on the path to recovery and lead sober lives. For more information on treatment for alcohol, drug, or gambling addiction visit



McKenna Brooks