I am certain the information and education The ART of Driving gives will save many lives.
Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) September 03, 2012
The ART of Driving is an educational awareness program for teen drivers and their parents. The program was founded by Salon Khouri client, Robin Thompson, in memory of her daughter, Ashley Renee. Ashley lost her life in a single vehicle crash on June 10, 2003, at the age of sixteen.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for the age group 15 to 20 year olds. Every year approximately 6,000 teens die on our nation’s highways and another 300,000 suffer severe injuries and lifelong disabilities. The National Safety Council sees the issue as a national health crisis, so should every teen and parent.
The mission of of The ART of Driving is two-fold: First, to increase awareness among teens and parents of the unique risks faced by young drivers and to impress upon them the need for improved training, increased supervised time behind-the-wheel, and increased parental involvement. Second, to advocate for improvements in driver education for our youth. In addition, The ART of Driving works to change the "it won’t happen to me" mindset of both teens and parents.
"My heart breaks when I hear news stories about vehicle accidents where a teen or child has lost their life. Learning of Robin's loss really hit home," states Jennifer Elkhouri, co-owner of Salon Khouri. "Understanding the importance and responsibility of being behind the wheel is so crucial, particularly to teens who feel invincible. I am so happy that The ART of Driving is sharing their message with the youth in our community. I am certain the information and education The ART of Driving gives will save many lives."
Since opening their doors in 2005, this Northern Virginia hair salon has looked for ways to give back to the community. To date, the salon has raised over $7300 for pediatric cancer research funding through their yearly Cut-a-Thon to "cut out" neuroblastoma in honor of Ashburn, VA resident Taylor Love. Salon Khouri also holds an annual "Pink Hair for Hope" campaign where proceeds raised go toward Breast Cancer Research. To date, the salon has raised $2620 toward this program. Other community programs include an annual food drive, a Color for Hearts program, a recycling program, and participation in the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program which donates wigs made from donated hair to cancer patients.
"Probably one of the most unique programs we've participated in was with Matter of Trust where we were sweeping up hair clippings and mailing them to them to make hair booms to clean up the oil spill in the gulf. It was an amazingly simple concept that worked," stated Jennifer Elkhouri.
For more information about any of Salon Khouri's products, services, or community efforts, call 703-273-7878, view the salon on the web at http://www.salonkhouri.com or visit 11725 Lee Highway in Fairfax, VA.
About Salon Khouri
Salon Khouri was founded in 2005 and is located in Fairfax, VA. The salon offers a full menu of hair services and is a top-rated salon in the Northern Virginia area. Owner Jonathan Elkhouri has trained with Nick Arrojo at his SoHo, NY studio and is a stylist to several Washington DC celebrities. Services include haircuts, colors, highlights, keratin treatments, extensions, and waxing.