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Salon Success Academy Raises Over $15,000 for Relay for Life

June ’13

The ‘Cut Out Cancer with Salon Success Academy’ team raised over $15,000 for Relay for Life in Rancho Cucamonga, making them the top fundraising team this year! The day-long event at Guasti Regional Park on Saturday, June 1st was part of an annual, nationwide fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Cut Out Cancer with Salon Success Academy Relay For Life Team

This was the fourth year in a row that Salon Success Academy has participated in the Relay for Life, but this year’s relay was much more personal. The team was walking in memory of Susan Turner, the school’s Director of Operations, who passed away suddenly from cancer one year ago.

Christina and AprilThe team of over 50 Salon Success Academy students, staff members, family and friends raised money for months leading up to the event. They were able to raise $6,000 through their fundraising efforts. The owner of Salon Success Academy, Robert Gross, matched the amount, donating another $6,000 to the team.

The team raised another $3,000 the day of the relay! They arrived early to set up their booth, where the students offered manicures, massages, and hair braiding in exchange for donations. They also sold glitter tattoos, bracelets, buttons, and raffle tickets for items like Coach purses and gift cards.

Susan’s sisters, Christina and April, who also work for the school’s corporate office, were in charge of the ‘Cut Out Cancer with Salon Success Academy’ team. In honor of Susan, the team wore t-shirts, hung up a large banner, and had a table for people to write personal messages on.

“It was a great day! It was fun to be outside with everyone, raising money for a good cause. But it was also very emotional, especially during the luminary ceremony. Thankfully, we had a great team and we surrounded by lots of love and support,” April said.

Throughout the day, there were also fun competitions for the teams to participate in, like races, dance offs, and a karaoke competition. Thomas Perea II, a Student Ambassador from the Upland campus, took home top honors in Miss America for Men Competition!

Cut Out Cancer with Salon Success Academy Relay For Life Team

The school will continue to raise money for the American Cancer Society through August 31. If you would like to donate to the ‘Cut Out Cancer with Salon Success Academy’ Relay For Life team, you can do so on the team’s website.

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About Salon Success Academies

Salon Success Academy offers five locations in California’s Inland Empire, in Redlands, Fontana, Upland, San Bernardino, and Corona. Our mission at SSA involves caring for every student as a member of our family, furnishing the chance to finish their educational objectives as affordably as possible. SSA incorporates first-hand, real-world practice of the principles of cosmetology, skin care, and nail artistry. The campus teams with members of the beauty industry to educate our graduates on the technical and customer service skills they need to succeed in their careers.

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