Cut-a-thon gives back to SWFL charities

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – Five dollars may not seem like much, but on Sunday it could get you a haircut while giving you the chance to give back.

For five years, a Cut-a-thon for autism has been organized every August. The proceeds benefit local charities, and this year the funds are also going towards autism research.

From restaurants to a tattoo parlor, a number of vendors participated in the event. Many of them have a personal connection.

“Dealing with autistic children, if you could experience it, that’s all I can say, is the most unbelievable warming feeling. And that’s why I do it, I love the kids,” said Rene Gaston, the event organizer.

Over the past four years, thousands of dollars have been raised.

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