From June 22 – June 28, participating Great Clips salons in Minnesota and Wisconsin will host the 21st annual Cut-a-thon, during which a portion of the proceeds from every haircut given throughout the week will support the School Re-Entry Program at Children’s. The program is designed to help Children’s patients, who have been newly diagnosed or have been treated for a serious illness, go back to school with confidence. As part of the program, a child life specialist visits a child’s classroom to educate students and staff about how an illness impacts a child’s life. Teaching classmates respectful ways to discuss and ask questions about a health issue can greatly decrease the likelihood of rumors and teasing.
Locate the salon nearest to you and call ahead to confirm they’re participating in the Cut-a-Thon.
In addition to the annual Cut-a-Thon, local Great Clips stylists continue to support Children's by coming to the hospital on a monthly basis to cut and style the hair of patients and families who are unable to leave the hospital. These haircuts range from quick trims for parents to helping cancer patients through the process of losing their hair.
About Great Clips
Great Clips was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has more than 2,700 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the largest single-brand salon in North America. Great Clips salons employ nearly 30,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn advanced skills and the latest trends. Make Great Clips your choice for value-priced, highquality haircare for men, women and children. No appointments needed, and salons are open nights and weekends.
For almost 20 years, Great Clips has been a champion for the patients and families of the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota community. Through it’s many different initiatives, Great Clips’s and the Great Needs, Great Deeds program has awarded Children’s with $2,872,000 in support of the school re-entry program and underfunded but necessary programs. Children’s is proud to partner with Great Clips in their efforts to help kids in their communities.