MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 31, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- This year, the American Cancer Society estimates over 230,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
On Saturday, October 1, 2011, over 7,400 Regis Corporation (NYSE: RGS) corporate salons across the country will host a one-day haircutting event in support of breast cancer research. You can help raise $1 million in the fight against breast cancer by getting a haircut on that day; 10% of proceeds from each haircut will go to the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.
The Saturday haircutting event also kicks off Regis Corporation's annual, month-long Clip for the Cure campaign. Throughout October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, participating salons are offering additional fundraising opportunities. For example, 10% of net proceeds from the sale of private label products, including customer favorites like DESIGNLINE®, Cost Cutters Professional, and MasterCuts' M|C line, will be donated directly to the Foundation. Customer and business donations will also be accepted and limited edition pink products, including $1 breast cancer awareness pins, will be available for purchase.
Salons participating in Clip for the Cure include:
Last year, dedicated Regis corporate stylists and clients raised over $1 million dollars for Clip for the Cure. For more information and for participating salons near you, visit ClipForTheCure.org.
The Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research supports early diagnosis, prevention, treatment and research to find a cure for breast cancer. Since it was founded in 1994, the Foundation has raised over $8 million and currently funds groundbreaking research projects at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Regis Corporation (NYSE: RGS) is the beauty industry's global leader in beauty salons, hair restoration centers and cosmetology education. As of June 30, 2011, the Company owned, franchised or held ownership interests in approximately 12,700 worldwide locations. Regis' corporate and franchised locations operate under concepts such as Supercuts, Sassoon Salon, Regis Salons, MasterCuts, SmartStyle, Cost Cutters, Cool Cuts 4 Kids and Hair Club for Men and Women. In addition, Regis maintains an ownership interest in Provalliance, which operates salons primarily in Europe, under the brands of Jean Louis David, Franck Provost and Saint Algue. Regis also maintains ownership interests in Empire Education Group and the MY Style concepts in Japan. System-wide, these and other concepts are located in the U.S. and in over 30 other countries in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For additional information about the company, including a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial information and certain supplemental financial information, please visit the Investor Information section of the corporate website at www.RegisCorp.com.
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