From Saturday, Sept. 13 – Friday, Sept. 19, participating Great Clips salons in Minnesota and Wisconsin will host the 22nd Annual Cut-a-thon, supporting the school re-entry program at Children’s. A portion of the proceeds from each haircut will help kids with cancer or other serious illnesses go back to school with confidence. The school re-entry program helps address the medical and emotional needs of a child returning to school after battling cancer or other serious illnesses. The program helps educate classmates, teachers and parents. Services often include providing resource materials, phone consultations and/or a visit to the school by a child life specialist. Designed for flexibility, the program tailors services to meet the needs of each child and family. 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, high-quality hair care for men, women and children. No appointments needed, and salons are open nights and weekends.
For more than 20 years, Great Clips has been a champion for the patients and families of the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota community. Through its many different initiatives, Great Clips has awarded Children’s with more than $1.1 million to help fund the school re-entry program. Children’s is proud to partner with Great Clips in their efforts to help kids in their communities.