FRAMINGHAM – Ashley and Ari Haseotes founded the One Mission charity when their own son was diagnosed with AML, a rare form of leukemia, at just seven months old. For six months, the family lived at Boston Children’s Hospital. During that time, they recognized ways in which life could be improved for both patients and their families throughout hospitalization and treatment.
Nine years later, Haseotes’ son is now cancer free. However, from their experience, they were inspired “to start a foundation that would address those needs and make life easier for pediatric cancer patients and their families.”
One Mission’s main goal is “to help kids be kids during cancer treatment,” Ashley Haseotes said.
Saturday, The PARLR will hold its official launch gala in partnership with One Mission.
PARLR owner Rachael Lynsey Rubin will celebrate her salon’s opening by partnering with, and donating all proceeds to, One Mission, a pediatric cancer charity.
“I am so proud to partner with One Mission for the PARLR launch party because the work they do is meaningful for children with cancer and their parents,” said Rubin.
“PARLR is one of the world’s largest and most unique beauty and photo destinations,” and officially opened in the Saxonville Mills last month.
“Our mission is to create, capture and inspire beauty through our four departments of the company: Beauty, Photo, Video and Bridal. We provide high quality, creative, unique services in a positive, beautiful, chic 11,000 square foot space,” said Rubin.
Haseotes met Rubin through the Boston Women’s Network and has known her for several years now.
Rubin helped out with One Mission’s first ever Heart to Heart event.
Heart to Heart is a “gathering of parents and caregivers for whose children have had a cancer diagnosis and who have been discharged from treatment.” The goal is to assist these parents and caregivers in re-acclimating to life once home. Heart to Heart holds social gatherings that help give adults a safe space in which to talk.
For the first event, Rubin and her team gave makeovers to the deserving mothers and caregivers of children who had been diagnosed with cancer. She helped them feel beautiful and confident again.
Rubin’s father recently ran the Boston Marathon to raise money for One Mission.
In addition to Heart to Heart, One Mission offers many other forms of support and help for children and their parents. For example, the charity offers & music therapy, patient and family support programs, financial relief programs and more.
“When you donate to One Mission, you are directly giving services, treatments, gifts and beneficial care to children with cancer and their parents. The founder, Ashley, had a child with cancer and knows exactly what these families are going through, her help is relevant and effective,” Rubin said.
Haseotes is excited for the launch party partnership and is grateful for Rubin’s great support of the charity.
Tickets for the launch party are currently on sale.
They are $81.24 including the online fee and include entrance to the launch party, as well as servings of beer, wine, champagne and hors d’oeuvres that will be served throughout the night.
The ticket sale ends at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, the day of the launch party.
The event will take place from 7-9 p.m. and is located at The PARLR, 1 Watson Place, Suite 201, Framingham.
For anyone looking to help One Mission, the charity holds 1-2 events a month.
“We love volunteers,” Haseotes said. The events range from small to large. The charity also appreciates free or reduced services offered by local businesses, such as house cleaners, etc. for the families affected by pediatric cancer.
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