Salon joining breast cancer fundraiser

A local salon will join the fight against breast cancer by participating in the annual Clip for the Cure Event on Oct. 13.

SmartStyle, 1608 E. Tipton St. in Seymour, will donate 10 percent of every haircut that day to the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.

A Seymour officer with his police car as well as a Seymour firefighter and fire truck will be on hand for the day and face painting will be available inside the salon.

The salon is joining more than 7,400 Regis corporate salons across North America for the annual event. To date, Regis stylists have raised $9 million for breast cancer research. SmartStyle is a division of the Regis Corp.

Ten percent of net proceeds from all private label product sales will be donated to the foundation, as well. Salons will sell breast cancer awareness magnets for $1 and exclusive pink bracelets for $12. Customer and business donations to the foundation will be accepted at participating salons.

Limited-edition pink products will be available for purchase, including scarves, hats and reusable cups. Through these efforts, Regis Corp. hopes to raise $1 million for the cause this year.

The Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research was founded in 1994 by Anita Kunin, a breast cancer survivor and wife of former Regis Chairman Myron Kunin. The foundation supports breast cancer research, early diagnosis, prevention, treatment and a cure.


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