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We Think Pink at Tantrum

Hello! I’m Julianna Farnsworth, but people mostly call me Jules, it’s easier to remember. I am one of the lovely assistants at Tantrum Hair Salon and it’s the best job ever. I am so lucky to be a part of the team!!

I’m also so lucky to be supported by my fellow stylists and amazing boss while I participate in this year’s “Susan G. Komen, 3-Day Walk”.

Did you know that:

  • 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • In 2010, an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 54,010 new cases of breast cancer
  • About 39,840 women in the U.S. were expected to die in 2010 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1990. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness
  • For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.
  • A woman’s risk of breast cancer approximately doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. About 20-30% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history of breast cancer.
  • In 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S

These statistics are scary and horrible, and this is why I am participating in walking 60 miles.

I lost my mom to breast cancer in 2006, I was 15 years old.

Margarita Cartanya Mestrich Safsten Nov 12, 1963 – May 10, 2006

We were blessed enough to find out that her cancer was a result of a genetic mutation. Therefore, my older sister was tested at 18 years old, and was diagnosed with this gene. Now she has a daughter who is almost 2 years old, and should not have to suffer from this awful disease. I was tested as well, and I do not have the gene, thankfully. But my loved ones do, and I can’t let anything happen to them. All of my other three sisters and brother have the 50/50 chance of having this gene.

We all know someone who has been effected by it. Friends or loved ones who were diagnosed with breast cancer, some who have survived and some who have not.

My mom and Me

We need to find a cure. I am doing my part to help that, but I need your help.


For the month of October, Tantrum will be doing the infamous pink extensions!


They will be $12.00 per extension. We will also be selling banners, mini banners, cookie jars, and aprons! They will all be displayed up at the front desk at the salon. All proceeds from these items will be donated in my Mom’s name to help me raise money that I need for the walk. The money will go towards studies where they will someday be able to find a cure for this disease. Please come into Tantrum during the month of October or if you would like to donate directly to my Susan G. Komen 3-Day account you can go to here.


Thank you for all of your support!

Julianna Farnsworth