Rebel Baby Boomers, Tish & Snooky Bellomo to be Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

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The Beauty Bus Foundation Will Recognize MANIC PANIC Founders For Making the World a More Colorful Place

The legendary punk rock sister duo, Tish and Snooky Bellomo, founders of Tish & Snooky’s MANIC PANIC NYC, will be honored with The Beauty Bus Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award, on Saturday, April 15th at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The sisters will be recognized for their ongoing philanthropic efforts, effervescent personalities and commitment to making the world a more colorful place.

The Beauty Bus Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to lift the spirits of chronically and terminally ill men, women and children through beauty and grooming services and product donations. The organization was founded in memory of Melissa Marantz Nealy, who suffered from degenerative neuromuscular disease and strongly believed in the positive power of beauty treatments. Although Nealy was suffering from a chronic illness, the beauty treatments she received made her worries disappear, making her “feel whole again.”

“We are honored to be recognized by the Beauty Bus Foundation as recipients of their Lifetime Achievement Award,” says Tish. “One of the core components of MANIC PANIC is giving back and we are privileged to be able to aid this charity in restoring hope for those who are suffering due to illness,” adds Snooky.

The Beauty Bus Foundation holds a special place in the sister’s hearts given Snooky’s own battle with breast cancer. When her hair grew back post-treatment, Snooky said, “I colored it purple, because violet is the ultimate healing color. “I think it helps me to continue to heal and reminds me every day of how grateful I am to be alive and to have hair!” Those moments of dignity – and finding beauty even in tragedy – are at the core of The Beauty Bus Foundation’s mission.

About Tish & Snooky’s MANIC PANIC:
Tish and Snooky’s MANIC PANIC began when the two New York City-born sisters added some extra ambition to their rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. At the time, the sisters were singers in the original Blondie lineup and helped to ignite the late 70’s punk scene. After four decades of evolution, MANIC PANIC has become the internationally renowned hair color and cosmetics company it is today. Beloved by celebrities, musicians, models and hairstylists from around the world, MANIC PANIC offers everyone the opportunity to color their lives.

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About The Beauty Bus Foundation:
The Beauty Bus Foundation was founded in loving memory of Melissa Marantz Nealy who passed away at the age of 28 from a degenerative neuromuscular disease. Melissa loved a good day at the spa. When her ability to leave the home became compromised, Co-Founder Alicia Marantz Liotta, Melissa’s cousin, was able to schedule in-home beauty services through her connections within the beauty industry. Witnessing the hope, happiness and respite these services brought to Melissa, Alicia and Co-Founder Wendy Marantz Levine, Melissa’s sister were inspired to launch Beauty Bus Foundation.

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