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Paul Mitchell Schools Kick Off 2018 Cancer Awareness Campaign

In honor of National Ovarian and Breast Cancer Awareness months 2018, Paul Mitchell and Paul Mitchell Schools have once again partnered with Bright Pink, a nonprofit organization that focuses on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancers in young women. By raising money and awareness throughout September and October with their “PaulMitchellXBrightPink” campaign, future beauty professionals across America hope to advance Bright Pink’s mission of saving women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age. 

Paul Mitchell Schools began recognizing Cancer Awareness Months several years ago, when a corporate team member was diagnosed with breast cancer. Winn Claybaugh, dean and cofounder of Paul Mitchell Schools and executive board member of Bright Pink, says, “That first year, many of our school owners and directors personally donated money and shaved their heads to show support for our colleague. Since then, our commitment has grown into something much bigger, with each of our 110 schools doing their part to raise money and awareness on their campus and in their community.”

As part of its national outreach, John Paul Mitchell Systems introduced the limited-edition Stargazer collection, available at Paul Mitchell Schools and participating salons. All 110 Paul Mitchell Schools will hold a variety of events geared toward breast and ovarian health awareness while raising money to fuel life-saving education and support programs. 

Through hundreds of fundraisers ranging from pink hair extensions, accessories, and Blow Out Cancer events to pink-themed bake sales and casual days, last year's campaign raised $104,922 to fuel Bright Pink’s life-saving education and support programs, bringing the 4-year total to $397,922 for Bright Pink. 

“Our Cancer Awareness campaign is so important to our students and team members,” Winn adds. “With more than 13,000 future professionals attending our schools, nearly every one of us has been touched by cancer at one time or another, whether it’s breast or ovarian cancer or some other form. That makes it personal, and we want to do our part to support Bright Pink’s mission of prevention and early detection. 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 about people.”

For more information about Paul Mitchell and Paul Mitchell Schools’ efforts to raise funds and awareness during Ovarian and Breast Cancer Awareness Months, please contact your local Paul Mitchell School or salon. 

RELATED LINKS

To donate: www.crowdrise.com/paulmitchellpink 

Bright Pink: www.brightpink.org

2018 Bright Pink video playlist: https://bit.ly/2PPm67r 

Check out this interview with Winn Claybaugh about the United in Pink campaign!

2017 United in Pink Photo Album 
https://www.facebook.com/pg/PaulMitchellSchoolsPage/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1757919150917485

Written By: Gail Fink, Paul Mitchell Schools

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