(PRWEB) July 01, 2013
The ‘Cut Out Cancer with Salon Success Academy’ team was the top fundraising team at this year’s Relay for Life in Rancho Cucamonga. The team raised over $17,000 for the American Cancer Society and they’re still going! The team will continue to accept donations through August 31.
The day-long event at Guasti Regional Park on Saturday, June 1 was part of an annual, nationwide fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The 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.
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 Vice President, who passed away suddenly from cancer one year ago. Susan’s sisters, Christina and April, who also work for the school’s corporate office, were in charge of the 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.
The team raised another $5,000 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.
“It was a difficult year for the Salon Success Academy family without Ms. Susan. I’m proud of our team for coming together and raising so much money in honor of this wonderful woman. Hopefully this money can be used to help others who are struggling with this deadly disease,” the owner of Salon Success Academy Robert Gross said.
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.
Salon Success Academy offers hands on training in cosmetology, esthetics, and nail technology at its five locations throughout the Inland Empire of California. The school offers flexible class schedules, extensive preparation for the State Board exam, and Financial Aid assistance to students who qualify. If you would like to learn more about training for a beautiful new career with Salon Success Academy, please fill out this form or call 877-987-HAIR (4247).