Paul Mitchell Schools Support 2009 City of Hope Campaignby Paul Mitchell Schools on 9/1/2009
Las Vegas, NV (July 20, 2009) - Over 500 beauty industry icons, artists, and supporters gathered to honor PureOlogy founders Cheryl and Jim Markham, whose 2009 Create Beauty: Unmask Hope campaign raised $1.3 million for cancer research, treatment, and education at City of Hope. The total included a $50,000 donation from Paul Mitchell Schools and their 2009 nationwide FUNraising campaign.
In recognizing the duo for their outstanding philanthropic and business contributions, City of Hope presented the Markhams with the 2009 Spirit of Life award at a masquerade dinner and gala at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Held in conjunction with Cosmoprof North America, the event was hosted by actress Debi Mazar.
Winn Claybaugh, dean and cofounder of Paul Mitchell Schools, served as one of the three beauty academy co-chairs for this year's campaign.