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Get Skinny for a Cause: A Benefit for Florissant Officer Mike Vernon

Trendz Salon in Hazelwood is hosting the event on Monday, Aug. 13 to benefit Florissant Officer Mike Vernon, who was shot and paralyzed on the job.

Lisa Thompson, owner of in Hazelwood, has a good reason for being interested in the . Her husband, Matt, is one of its officers.

That’s part of the reason the Thompsons have spearheaded a special fundraiser for As a result of his injuries, the Iraq veteran is paralyzed and current recovering in physical therapy.

“He is a coworker of my husband Matt's,” Thompson said, when Patch asked why she decided to hold the fundraiser. “He also served two tours in Iraq, and it just really hits home for me with my husband being a fellow police officer.”

Thompson noted that Vernon was a Florissant officer for five years before his injury.

Getting “Skinny” for a Good Cause

You’ve probably never heard of a fundraiser like this one. Thompson is hosting a wrap-a-thon, AKA “skinny wrap” party, at her Hazelwood salon Monday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m.

“I’m donating all proceeds to Officer Vernon,” she said. “And I’m wrapping people for just the $25.”

Everyone is welcome to participate, she added.

What are Skinny Wraps, Anyway?

They're not the traditional "head-to-toe" wraps that make you look like a mummy. Skinny wraps allow you to target the areas you want, but not the ones you don't.

They're placed on the skin in only areas you’d like to tone and tighten. After about 45 minutes, they are removed and the left-over lotion is rubbed into the skin. In most cases, Thompson said, her clients lose inches in that first 45 minutes—and then it continues to work for about three days afterward.

“They really do tighten, tone and firm in 45 minutes,” Thompson said. “The wraps can be used on the stomach, arms, legs and neck; and the wraps will be done in a private room.”

If you have questions about the fundraiser, call the salon at 314-731-0135 and ask for Lisa.

Have you ever “skinny wrapped” before? Will you try it for a good cause? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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