Photo: Future Professionals at Paul Mitchell The School Bradley proudly display their diplomas after completing the Brighten Up educational workshop
In honor of National Ovarian and Breast Cancer Awareness months, Paul Mitchell and its nationwide network of Paul Mitchell Schools have teamed up with Bright Pink, the only national, nonprofit organization focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancers in young women. By raising money and awareness throughout September and October 2014 with their “PINK OUT LOUD! movement, Paul Mitchell and Paul Mitchell Schools will advance the Bright Pink mission of saving women's lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to be proactive with their health.
John Paul Mitchell Systems will introduce PINK OUT LOUD! ProTools and styling products, giving select favorites an outspoken new look in support of Bright Pink. This special limited-edition collection will be available at Paul Mitchell Schools and participating salons.
Paul Mitchell Schools will also hold a variety of educational events focused on teaching breast and ovarian self-awareness, including bringing in guest speakers, hosting Bright Pink Brighten Up® Educational Workshops, setting up learning centers, and hosting community service events. Schools will also raise money to fuel Bright Pink’s life-saving education and support programs, which are offered free of charge to women throughout the United States. If each school reaches its goal of $1,000 this year, the total will be a generous donation of more than $100,000 to Bright Pink.
Paul Mitchell Schools began recognizing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month several years ago, when a corporate team member was diagnosed with the disease. “That first year, many of our school owners and directors personally donated money and shaved their heads to show support for our colleague,” said Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh. “Since then, our commitment has grown into something much bigger.”
Winn adds, “With more than 13,000 future professionals attending our schools, nearly all of us have been touched by some form of cancer. That makes it personal, and we want to do our part to support survivors and their families and help find a cure. We’re often asked why giving back is such a key part of our curriculum. The answer is easy: it’s the right thing to do and we care.”
“Through this partnership we have an incredible opportunity to educate so many women, including the dedicated Paul Mitchell School students, on healthy lifestyle behaviors to reduce their risk for breast and ovarian cancer or detect these disease at early, non-life-threatening stages.” said Bright Pink Founder and CEO Lindsay Avner. “We’re grateful for this opportunity to spread our mission to so many and for the generous commitment from Paul Mitchell to further fund our life-saving programs.
For more information about Paul Mitchell and Paul Mitchell Schools’ efforts to raise funds and awareness for National Ovarian and Breast Cancer Awareness Months, please visit www.paulmitchell.com and www.paulmitchell.edu. Use the school locator to find a school near you and see how you can get involved.
www.mastersaudioclub.com – Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh interviewed Cancer Schmancer Founder Fran Drescher for MASTERS Audio Club.
Visit our FUNraising site to learn more about our philanthropic promise: www.PaulMitchellSchoolsFUNraising.org
About Paul Mitchell and Paul Mitchell Schools
Established over 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!
At Paul Mitchell Schools, we believe that education is an adventure and the learning experience needs to be fun. Our learning leaders are trained to draw out the artist in every student and prepare them to succeed in both their chosen careers and their lives as globally aware and community-conscious contributors. Through our annual “FUNraising” campaign, we’ve raised and donated over $13.3 million 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. Visit www.paulmitchell.com and www.paulmitchell.edu to learn more.
About Bright Pink
Bright Pink is the only national nonprofit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, while providing support for high-risk individuals. We’re on a mission to reach 52 million women in the United States, between the ages of 18 and 45 years old, who have never been diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer. These women have the power to be proactive – to reduce the risk of these diseases or detect them at an early, non-life-threatening stage. Learn more at http://www.brightpink.org/