With their nationwide "PINK OUT LOUD!" movement during September and October 2014, Paul Mitchell Schools raised over $90,000 and immeasurable awareness about breast and ovarian cancers.
In honor of National Ovarian and Breast Cancer Awareness months, Paul Mitchell and Paul Mitchell Schools 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. Their goal: to advance Bright Pink's mission of saving women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to be proactive with their health. The schools held 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. They also raised money to fuel Bright Pink’s life-saving education and support programs, which are offered free of charge to women throughout the United States.
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.”
Paul Mitchell Cofounder and CEO John Paul DeJoria says, "It’s critical to raise awareness about early detection and prevention. I thank our Paul Mitchell Schools and each of our Future Professionals, staff, and leaders for helping to make our world a better place."
Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh interviewed Cancer Schmancer Founder Fran Drescher and Bright Pink CEO Lindsay Avner for MASTERS Audio Club.
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