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LARRY KING & LEEZA GIBBONS JOIN PAUL MITCHELL SCHOOLS TO RAISE FUNDSby Jenny Overdevest on 6/3/2008
(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) - For the fifth consecutive year, Paul Mitchell Beauty Schools are spending the months of January â�� March '08 raising money and awareness for a collection of charitable causes close to their hearts. The efforts of the schools' Future Professionals over the last four years have raised over $1.4 million, via cut-a-thons, charitable fashion shows, and a host of other successful "FUNraisers."
The proceeds from the 2008 campaign will benefit the following four organizations that continue to be an inspiration to the Paul Mitchell Schools:
THE LEEZA GIBBONS MEMORY FOUNDATION provides vital education, empowerment, and energy programming to an ever growing population of family caregivers and resources for those newly diagnosed with chronic illnesses through its intimate, community-centered Leeza's Place locations.
THE LARRY KING CARDIAC FOUNDATION provides funding for lifesaving treatment for individuals who, due to limited means or no insurance, would otherwise be unable to receive the treatment and care they so desperately need.
FOOD 4 AFRICA strives to supply at least one vitamin- and mineral-enriched meal each day to the children of South Africa, where more than a million preschool children do not receive sufficient food.
THE ANDREW GOMEZ DREAM FOUNDATION provides new salon professionals with educational experiences they probably would not otherwise have for many years to come and helps disadvantaged or hard-hit cosmetologists and cosmetology-related enterprises.
Winn Claybaugh, Dean of Paul Mitchell Schools, recently kicked off the campaign with cross country conference calls with the network of over 90 Paul Mitchell Schools and special guests Larry King, Leeza Gibbons, John Paul DeJoria, JPMS Co-owner Angus Mitchell, and Paul Mitchell Global Artistic Director Robert Cromeans.
The campaign's highlight will be the annual Magic of Memories dinner and auction, held April 26, 2008, at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, California, and hosted by Leeza Gibbons, Larry King, and John Paul DeJoria.