Gregory's Barbershop Hosts Coaches vs. Cancer Fundraising Event Sunday, Jan. 22 2012, Delmar, NY

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Serving Albany NY for over 80 years, award winning barbers from Gregory's Barbershop donate their services to support Coaches vs. Cancer.

Master Barber Gregory Zorian III From Gregory's Barbershop in Delmar, NY

Master Barber Gregory Zorian III From Gregory's Barbershop in Delmar, NY

It is our goal this year to keep all eight chairs busy for the five hours. We have three tv’s that will be on so don’t worry about missing any NFL pregame shows or Championship games. We also have wi-fi available too.

Its that time of year again at Gregory’s Barbershop.

Every January, the top barbershop in the Capital District according to The Times Union, Metroland Magazine, Capital Region Living Magazine, and Hudson Valley Magazine, will be holding its annual haircut-a-thon fundraiser for the Coaches vs. Cancer organization.

The event will be held on January 22nd at Gregory’s Barbershop in Delmar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Gregory’s Barbershop Coaches vs. Cancer event is being held the Sunday before the Coaches vs. Cancer basketball tournament at Siena College. This is the fourth year Gregory’s has partnered up with the head varsity basketball coach and dean of students at Albany Academies, Brian Fruscio.

Coach Fruscio and his three sons are long time customers of the barbershops. Master Barber Gregory Zorian III approached Coach Fruscio with the idea of donating the shops and the barbers’ time to give haircuts and shaves for a $20 donation. Many of Gregory’s 20 barbers and staff members are on hand to help.

$1000 dollars has been raised in each of the last four years but Gregory says $2000 is the goal based on the time they will be open and the number of chairs available:

“It is our goal this year to keep all eight chairs busy for the five hours. We have three tv’s that will be on so don’t worry about missing any NFL pregame shows or Championship games. We also have wi-fi available too.”

Gregory Zorian III, who is a frequent presenter at all of the local barber and cosmetology schools, will be offering a free lesson to any student who gets a haircut or brings someone in for a haircut.

Gregory’s Barbershop has been recognized in national publications such as Four Seasons Magazine and Travel and Leisure Magazine as well as profiled in the Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering textbook used in barber schools around the country. In addition to the Coaches vs. Cancer event, Gregory’s donates time and resources to many charities in the Capital District including Wildwood Programs in Schenectady.

As an award winning Albany Barbershop serving the area for over 80 years, Gregory's Barbershop is committed to community involvement.

Gregory’s Barbershop recently redesigned it website and added many new features. By popular demand, Gregory’s will soon be be rolling out a customized online booking system in which clients can book an appointment anytime from any computer device or smart phone. Clients will be able to receive an e-mail and text message reminding them of their appointment. Gregory’s Barbershop has locations in Clifton Park, NY and Delmar, NY.

In addition to his work at Gregory’s Barbershop, in October of 2011 Greg Zorian III launched the first of its kind web based training program for barbers, cosmetologists, barber and beauty schools called Masters of Barbering.

“We are teaching barbering to students as far away as United Kingdom, Switzerland, Indonesia as well as all throughout the United States,” says Zorian. Whether it's learning how to fade hair with clippers, providing traditional scissor styles or picking the right barbering equipment, Masters of Barbering offers the complete package.

Please help Gregory’s Barbershop and the Coaches vs. Cancer organization make this year the most successful event yet.

Contact:

Gregory Zorian III
Gregory’s Barbershop
318 Delaware Ave.
Delmar, NY 12054

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