Through the help of their stylists, clients, and business partners, REgis Corporation raised more than $1 million for the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research during its October Clip for the Cure event.
During the corporation's month-long event, pariticipating salons offered discounted haircuts and sold exclusive pink products to benefit the cause. In addition, 10 percent of the net proceeds from the sale of private label products was donated to the foundation.
Regis Corporation chose breast cancer as their primary charitable focus because the majority of their employees are women, many of whom have personal connections to the disesae and are eager to support the event. In fact, The Regis Foundation for Breat Cancer Research was founded in 1994 by Anita Kunin, a cancer survivor and wife of former Regis Chairman Myron Kumin, to support breast cancer research, early diagnosis, prevention, treatment and a cure.
Penny Woods, area supervisor for HairMasters in Alabama and a two-year breast cancer survivor, has participated for Clip for the Cure for nearly 20 years. "My managers, staff and stylists are even more passionate about the event because of my experience.
Barbara Kniceley, a salon manager at the Regis Salon at Middletown Mall in Fairmount, WV, lost her mother to breast cancer. In addition, her mother-in-law is a 25-year survivor and her sister is a five-year survivor. "There's a history of breast cancer in my family. I do this for my teenage daughter, so that a cure may be found in her lifetime," she says. "We have a tight-knit community that really pulls together to support our efforts in raising awareness about breast cancer."
Regis Corporation brands that participated in the event include Regis Salons, SmartStyle, Supercuts, MasterCuts, Magicuts, Cost Cutters, Cool Cuts 4 Kids, First Choice Haircutters, BoRics, Fiesta Salons, TGF Hair Salons, Best Cuts, Saturday's, Holiday Hair, Head Start, Famous Hair, Style America, and HairMasters salons.
To date, the company's dedicated stylists and clients have raised $8 million to support groundbreaking breast cancer research at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, along with other nationally recognized centers that are leading the way in breast cancer research. CLICK HERE for more information.