Paul Mitchell Schools Think Pinkby How You Can Give Back on 11/11/2008
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Future Professionals and staff members at several Paul Mitchell Beauty Schools raised money and awareness for breast cancer causes.
In Orlando, radio station XL 106.7 called on local businesses to wear pink to work on October 17. The station gave an on-air shout out to participating companies and posted their pictures on its Web site. Paul Mitchell The School â�� Orlando proudly joined the â��Pink-toberâ�� festivities.
In Bradley and Mokena, Illnois, Trend Setters College of Cosmetology â�� A Paul Mitchell Partner School made an exciting offer to their guests: for a $5 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, clients could get a free pink highlight in their hair.
Over 100 cheerleaders, softball players, parents, and coaches have come in for pink â��ribbons,â�� and the two Trend Setter campuses expect to serve 200 guests by Octoberâ��s end. Sales Leader Lisa Price, who created the idea, says, â��As soon as the local high schools end for the day, at least 25 students come in with their moms to get it done.â�� Lisa thinks the event will go nationwide, maybe even worldwide. â��Imagine seeing everyone with pink hair in October,â�� she says. â��It can be done! People color their hair for fun. Now we can color for the cure!â��
Nicole Paduano, Education Leader from Paul Mitchell The School â�� Virginia, walked 60 miles in Octoberâ��s Breast Cancer 3-Day event benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Foundation. To raise the required $2,200, Nicole enlisted coworkers and Future Professionals to help with pink ribbon sales, hot dog days, bake sales, and pink dress-down days.
â��I love working for a company that constantly gives back to wonderful organizations, helping those around the world,â�� Nicole said. â��Some of the walkers have been through breast cancer themselves; others have lost wives, mothers, daughters, and friends to the disease. To be able to rejoice with them in finishing the 60 miles was amazing. I will never forget it.â��