Salon Success Academies Helps Fight Cancer With Jeff

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Salon Success Academies, a cosmetology school with five campuses in the Inland Empire, will be participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life event for the second year in a row on April 30, 2011.

Salon Success Academies, a cosmetology school with five campuses in the Inland Empire, will be participating in the Relay For Life of Rancho Cucamonga on April 30th at the Quakes Stadium Soccer Fields. This is the second year that the school will be participating in the event and supporting a recent graduate’s family.

Salon Success Academies started participating in the Relay For Life last year when Heather Harris, a student at the time, shared her cousin’s story with her “family” at Salon Success. Harris’ cousin Jeff Millet has been battling cancer for three years now, and the Relay For Life is how her family supports him and helps fight back.

“We try to bring every student into our school’s family, and support them however we can,” said Susan Turner, Vice President of Salon Success Academies. “When we found out about the Relay For Life last year, and heard how deeply involved Heather was, we were happy to help. Now we’re excited to be participating again this year!”

Leading up to the event, each campus will be holding bake sales and selling nachos to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Students have also had the opportunity to participate in casual dress days – for a small donation they can wear casual clothes rather than uniforms to school.

On the day of the Relay, Salon Success Academies will have over sixty students, staff, family, and friends participating in the event. During the Relay they’ll be offering massages, manicures, and holding a bake sale to raise money. Matrix, a professional salon product company that Salon Success Academies works with, is also donating to the event.

For those interested in honoring or remembering a loved one at the Relay For Life, a luminaria bag can be purchased online or at the event. These donations will help the Salon Success Academies team reach their fundraising goal. The bags will be decorated and will be lining the track at the event. During the night, all of the luminaria bags will be lit with candles, lighting the way for the Relay walkers.

For those interested in joining the Salon Success Academies team, making a donation, or finding out more about the Relay For Life, the Salon Success Academies team website is available here:

The Relay For Life is open to the public,including all of the fundraisers and activities that all of the teams have to offer on April 30, starting at 9 AM, at The Quakes Stadium Soccer Fields.

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 ensure that graduates possess the technical and customer service skills to succeed in their careers. For more information go to or call 1-877-987-HAIR (4247).


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