Relay for Life a Huge Success
Salon Success Academy had a fantastic showing at the June 7th Relay for Life event held in Rancho Cucamonga. More than 80 students, staff, friends and family joined in to walk the Guasti Regional Park track for 24 hours to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.
The Cut Out Cancer with Salon Success Academy team exceeded their fundraising goal and also gave away an array of salon services to event participants. Students painted dozens of faces, gave more than 50 back massages and manicures and even did eyebrow arches and lash applications.
Team captain Christina Belcher said everyone did a great job.
“For the entire 24 hours, we had team members on the track walking,” said Christina. “And while we were offering services to others, we even took their places on the track.”
Salon Success Academy has made it an annual tradition of supporting Relay for Life with fundraising efforts before, during and after the event. They originally participated in the nationally sponsored walkathon when long-time employee Susan Turner took on the worthy cause. When Susan passed away in 2012 after waging her own battle with cancer, her family and friends at Salon Success Academy felt compelled to carry on Susan’s good work. Christina is Susan’s sister and is proud to be a part of Relay For Life.
“Our own family and friends do this for Susie, but who doesn’t know someone who’s been touched by cancer?” asked Christina.
Christina and Susie’s other sister, April Neumann, also works at Salon Success Academy and was co-captain of the Relay For Life team. April said she thought this year’s theme was a fitting tribute to her sister’s memory. Salon Success Academy tweaked the iconic “I Love Lucy” show of the 1950s to create “I Love Susie” t-shirts. Wearing their customized shirts, students, friends and family enjoyed a great day for a great cause. In their fundraising efforts, they sold homemade body and lip scrubs created by their own estheticians and homemade bread and cookies donated by a local bakery. They also held raffles and sold jewelry, blankets, candy, nachos, iced coffee, soda, and more.
“We’re honored to participate in such a great event,” said April. “This year, we far exceeded our fundraising goal, and our efforts will continue throughout the month.”
It’s not too late to donate to the Cut Out Cancer with Salon Success Academy team. The school has a team page on the Relay for Life website and you can make contributions directly through the site.
Salon Success Academy urges those who have been touched by cancer to “please join our team or make a donation, because saving lives starts one team, one participant, and one dollar at a time.”
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Hurry before it’s too late! Salon Success Academy is offering $1,000 Independence Day Scholarships to new students who enroll in our July 14, 2014 cosmetology class. Space is limited so don’t delay. This offer is only available to students who enroll on or before July 7th for the July 14th start and complete their program within the guidelines of their enrollment agreement. Declare your independence by pursuing a career in cosmetology!
Scholarships will be awarded in the form of a $1,000 credit to your student account upon completion of your program. For more information or to arrange an admissions appointment, call us at 855-616-6730 or click here.