The Australian Hairdressing Council (AHC) has partnered with the Charlie Teo Foundation for its 2019 charity campaign, Charlie’s Angels, which aims to unite hair salons from around Australia to raise funds for brain cancer research.
Hairdressers are encouraged to act as brain cancer ‘angels’ and request client donations of $2 for every service in-salon during the month of March. (Or from now through March, if desired!)
“It’s not a huge ask, and with the volume of clients that visit our salons every day, we believe it’s a great way to achieve significant numbers for this cause,” said AHC CEO, Sandy Chong. “We are committed to supporting the vital research undertaken by Professor Charlie Teo and his amazing team to make a real difference in the lives of those affected.”
To have a bit of fun with the Charlie’s Angels initiative, salons are encouraged to flaunt their favourite angelic dress-ups to help raise awareness about the cause.
Professor and neurosurgeon, Charlie Teo, said that brain cancer is the least-funded of all cancer research, despite statistics that point to it being more deadly for children and young adults than any other disease in Australia.
“Our collaboration with the Australian Hairdressing Council came about because we saw a real fit between the Australian hair and beauty industries and brain cancer patients. We are asking for hairdressers around the country to become ‘angels’ for us by participating in this great initiative and help these patients get back into the community and feel normal again,
which is very important when it comes to recovery and rehabilitation after brain surgery.”
Professor Teo will reveal the results of the campaign during a special announcement at the AHFAs in Sydney on 14 April.
For further information about Charlie’s Angels in the lead-up to the March campaign and to register, head to this link. It’s a no-brainer – you don’t have to be an AHC member to get involved.