It’s February – a time to focus on love, right? Hearts are everywhere in celebration Valentine’s Day, so we totally get why the American Heart Association chose February as the month to talk about women’s heart disease. Did you know that one in three women die of heart disease and stroke? It is the number one killer of women. But, the good news is, there are simple things you can do each day to prevent becomeing a part of these statistics! Visit https://www.GoRedForWomen.org and sign up for their heart tips. They will share little tricks that will make a world of difference, such as replacing your office chair with an exercise ball, or one of our personal favorites, calling an old friend to chat to reduce stress!
This February, we are once again supporting the Go Red for Women Scholarship Fund through the American Heart Association by donating $1 from every haircut to the Go Red for Women Scholarship Fund. We love supporting women looking to move mountains in the world of health! We are certain that one of these gals will make a difference in the lives of many, through their care and service to others. We encourage you to share information about this scholarship with others!
Updated 3-3-2015 … here are some photos of our 2015 Polar Dip … brrrr!!!! The salon raised and donated over $5,000 toward the event and the event overall raised over $114k for Camp Sunshine! We are looking forward to teaming up again for next year!!!!
Since 2007, Salon Khouri has been holding various fundraising events and donating to childhood cancer groups to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer. In July, we were asked by the lovely founder of the Reston Virginia Polar Dip, Gail Toth, to jump in the Virginia Polar Dip. It seemed like a GREAT idea … in July. Now that it’s January, and the dip is sneaking up on is in February, it seems like a CRAZY idea. However, we will do just about anything for these kiddos, so we are happy to take the plunge!!!!
All money goes to support Camp Sunshine. Camp Sunshine provides respite, support, joy, and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families from around the world through the various stages of their journeys. The year-round program is free of charge to all families, and includes 24-hour onsite medical and psychosocial support. Camp Sunshine also provides bereavement sessions for families who have lost a child to supported illnesses.
Please help our team reach our goal by making a donation to our team or, better yet, become a member of our team and take the plunge with us! Anyone who donates will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE haircut or facial. Anyone who joins our team receives a FREE haircut!!!
EVENT DATE: 02/07/2015
Plunge: 2 PM
Registration: 12 PM
Location: Reston Community Center, Lake Anne Village Center, Reston, VA 20190
With the strength of an event such as the Virginia Polar Dip and the resources of Camp Sunshine, it is our goal to raise in excess of $100,000.00 in 2015. That is enough to send 50 families from the Mid-Atlantic area (including VA/MD/DC/DE/PA/WV/NC) to attend Camp Sunshine.