Paul Mitchell Schools Host Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Dayby Paul Mitchell Schools on 5/24/2012
Paul Mitchell Schools across America will open their doors and extend a special invitation to cancer patients and survivors everywhere during the week of June 3, 2012, in honor of Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day. The nationwide event is a special moment for all men, women, and children cancer survivors – regardless of their type of cancer or when they were diagnosed – to receive a little personal kindness, warm support, and tender pampering.
Founded in 2003 in Illinois, Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day became a nationwide event when a Congressional Proclamation declared it an annual opportunity for schools, salons, spas, and the community to provide a special gift to cancer survivors throughout the country. Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day is a purely volunteer event, with no monies raised and no solicitations made. Thousands of volunteers from the spa, beauty, and related industries freely give their support and services on this day to all cancer survivors. Volunteers decide which services they wish to offer, and cancer survivors make their own appointments for that day.
Students and staff from the nationwide network of Paul Mitchell Schools will participate in a variety of ways, including opening their doors for a day of pampering, visiting local oncology units or cancer centers to provide services for patients and/or staff, and offering their students in-school education about caring for cancer survivors.
About Paul Mitchell Schools
At Paul Mitchell Schools, we believe that education is an adventure and the learning experience needs to be fun. Our instructors—we call them “learning leaders”—are trained to draw out the artist in every student and prepare them to compete in the real world. Through our annual “FUNraising” campaign, we’ve raised and donated millions of dollars in support of many charitable causes. We’ve built homes with Habitat for Humanity, fed thousands of African orphans, and supported the victims of AIDS, breast cancer, homelessness, abuse, and hundreds of other causes.
Established 30 years ago, the Paul Mitchell network is nearly 100,000 salons strong and in 81 countries worldwide; every professional hairdresser knows the Paul Mitchell name. Now, with the arrival of Paul Mitchell Schools, we’ve taken the world of cosmetology education by storm!