MEDFORD, Ore. -- Today students at Phagan's Beauty School used their passion to help children in need.
The students raised money for The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. This fundraiser is part of their annual Marathon Day.
50 percent of sales and all donations will be given to the organization. Last year the Medford location raised more than $3,000.
"Every bit does count, and it adds up really fast," says Laurie O'Neill, a client.
One student told NewsWatch12 she feels lucky to use her passion to help those who need it the most.
"It feels amazing, like absolute fulfillment," says Francesca Farr, a student.
Phagan's Beauty School is also located in Grants Pass, Corvallis, Salem, and Bend. Collectively they raised $14,000 last year.
O'Neill says it's a good way to support those in need, and a local business, "We are big supporters. Gotta support the local economy."
Phagan's Beauty School will host the next Marathon Day in October. The money will go towards breast cancer awareness.