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SOURCE: National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Inc.
For the third time in four years, Frank Gironda Salons in Wheaton and Naperville team up with two other salons in Chicagoland suburbs to raise funds for ovarian cancer awareness and education.
Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) June 18, 2012
The Illinois Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition is proud to once again partner with the Frank Gironda Salons, along with the Lisa Thomas Salons in the South Suburbs and Studio 21 in Gurnee, to raise awareness of ovarian cancer signs and symptoms. The current campaign, which started last month, includes education of stylists, availability of awareness items for clients and a friendly competition between salons with a portion of the proceeds from Redken and Pureology sales over a 10-week period going to NOCC to further advance its mission to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer, and to improve the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer.
As one of the three founding members of Salons Unite, an informal organization consisting of salons coming together for a common cause, owner Chris Damolaris was seeking a greater opportunity to give back to the West Suburban community and was looking for a way to unify and motivate his staff for a cause. "I don't look at the fact that these salons are in competition,” says Damolaris. “This transcends all of that.” He adds: “This is about coming together and getting the word out about the seriousness of ovarian cancer and providing the thousands of women we see each week with information about the symptoms and warning signs of ovarian cancer."
“And it’s working,” says Jennifer Sloan, NOCC– Illinois Chapter Manager. “We were inspired to hear that last year, a stylist, after picking up a symptom card from the NOCC display table at the salon, personally recognized her symptoms and immediately sought medical attention. She was diagnosed in the very early stages and a year later is healthy and cancer free,” says Sloan. “This is exactly the kind of story we want to hear and with the help of these salons, we hope to impact more women’s lives.”
Guests may support the campaign by purchasing specially discounted and exclusive Pureology packs and Redken products at any of the participating locations between May 15th and July 23rd.
For more information, visit or contact any of the below participating locations or call the NOCC – Illinois Chapter at (312) 226-9410 or email Illinois(at)ovarian(dot)org.
Frank Gironda Salon 1212 S. Naper Blvd., Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 983-9044
Frank Gironda Salon 3224 S. Rt. 59, Naperville, IL 60564 (630) 904-3600
Frank Gironda Salon 21 Town Square, Wheaton, IL 60187 (630) 653-5700
Lisa Thomas Salon 15930 S. 84th Ave., Tinley Park, IL 60477 (708) 532-4553
Lisa Thomas Salon 8132 143rd St., Orland Park, IL 60462 (708) 349-4553
Studio 21 Salon 5101 Washington St., Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 662-0211
ABOUT THE NATIONAL OVARIAN CANCER COALITION – ILLINOIS CHAPTER
The NOCC – Illinois Chapter is comprised of ovarian cancer survivors, supporters, and health care professionals who are dedicated to raising awareness and promoting education about ovarian cancer throughout the state. Our goal is to make more people aware of the early symptoms of ovarian cancer and provide information to assist the newly diagnosed patient, to provide hope to survivors, and to support caregivers.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL OVARIAN CANCER COALITION
Since its inception in 1995, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) has been committed to raising awareness of ovarian cancer and providing support, education, and hope for women affected by ovarian cancer, and their families. Establishing itself as an important national advocate for ovarian cancer patients, the NOCC remains steadfast in its mission to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer. The Coalition aims to improve the survival rate and quality of life for ovarian cancer patients and provide resources to family and friends of ovarian cancer survivors.
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