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Salon Success Academy Teams Up for Relay For Life

May ’14

Salon Success Academy is proud to once again participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraiser. The event will be held at Guasti Regional Park in Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday, June 7th and Salon Success Academy hopes to top its fundraising efforts from last year which netted $15,000.

The 2013 Salon Success Academy Relay For Life Team

Choosing a theme of movies and television of the 1950s and 60s, Salon Success Academy is still assembling teams for the 24-hour event. It’s not too late to join a team or form one of your own!

“This is an extraordinary event and we are proud to have such an active role in it,” said Salon Success Academy owner Robert Gross. “I can’t think of a more worthy cause.”

Salon Success Academy traces its participation in the nationally sponsored walkathon to the work of Susan Turner who was a part of the school’s family for nearly three decades before her untimely death in 2012. Susan succumbed to the disease she helped fight. And now her family continues the effort in her honor.

I Love Susie“Everybody knows somebody who has been touched by cancer,” said Susan’s sister April Belcher. April and Susan’s other sister Christina Belcher both work in the corporate offices of Salon Success Academy and also work hard to carry on their sister’s legacy. Their team, dubbed “I Love Susie,” is based on the iconic 50s show I Love Lucy.

“My parents, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews are all part of our team,” said April. “We’re doing this in honor of Susie, but also to honor all those affected by cancer.”

The beauty school has been selling products, running bake sales and using other fundraisers to boost their final donation totals. On the day of the event, they’ll be conducting raffles and contests. And in addition to providing teams, Salon Success Academy will provide salon services to participants. Students will offer massages, manicures, esthetic serves and product sales.

“We’re even going to provide fill-in walkers for participates while they get their salon service done,” said April.

The day begins with an opening ceremony, immediately followed by a “survivor’s lap,” where cancer survivors kick off the event by taking the first lap around the track. Relay for Life closes 24 hours later when the final ceremony honors those who have lost their lives to cancer.

If you’d like to participate in this year’s Relay for Life, register today or click here to donate to the Salon Success Academy team.

Disney Princess Competition

I Love SusieSalon Success Academy students participated in a Disney Princess Competition on May 13th with students creating fashion and makeup resembling their favorite fairytale princesses. Belle, Cinderella and Pocahontas were just a few of the princess guests on campus. Check out all the photos on the Salon Success Academy Page on Facebook!



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