Now through October 31st, for a minimum $10 donation, guests can visit any of Elle Marie’s locations in Lake Stevens, Lynnwood and Mill Creek to receive a pink hair extension as part of their Pink Hair 2 Save a Pair breast cancer awareness fundraiser. All money raised will be distributed to Snohomish County residents selected by Elle Marie’s management team based on nomination forms submitted online at PinkHair2SaveAPair.org.
Elle Marie has been in the forefront of the October pink hair craze since 2007 as ladies (and a few brave men) proudly display their support for breast cancer awareness by wearing pink hair extensions all month long. Requesting a small donation of just $10, to date Elle Marie has raised over $23,000 toward the cause. Originally this money was distributed to a couple cancer charities through a pink hair program organized by their hair extension supplier. Last year however, Elle Marie chose to switch gears and raise and distribute funds locally themselves. The hair salon raised over $4000 directly from pink hair applications with an additional $2000 coming in through additional donations.
Christmas came early for a handful of deserving breast cancer survivors as Elle Marie Hair Studio recently distributed funds from their Pink Hair 2 Save a Pair fundraiser. The efforts were organized under the umbrella of the Elle’s Angels Foundation, which was created by the salon to raise money for local charities. Money was raised during the months of October and November as, for the 7th year in a row, the public was invited to have a pink hair extension applied for a $10 donation.
“After reaching out to my friends and family for ideas of different local organizations to donate our efforts to, I realized everyone had a story,” says Operations Director Lorry Green. “Their mom, grandma, sister, themselves...everyone knows someone who has been affected by the disease. Those people deserve a break and with the help of their community, we might have the ability to provide that for them. That is why the Elle's Angels Foundation formed the Pink Hair 2 Save a Pair campaign. We may not be able to cure cancer, but together with our community we can help make a difference”
Over $4000 was raised directly from pink hair applications with an additional $2000 coming in through additional donations. “The outpouring of support from the community was what amazed me most.” says Green. “Since 2007, we had raised over $17,000 toward breast cancer awareness. However, with the start of our Elle’s Angels Foundation this year, as well as our new Pink Hair 2 Save a Pair drive, we beat out our best year ever for pink hair. I believe we did it because we had an actual cause that people could relate to. I believe it hit home to a lot of people and those who donated did it because it directly affected them either with a family member or friend or they like the idea of giving back to their own community.”
Pink Hair 2 Save a Pair is a fundraising drive organized directly by the team at Elle Marie Hair Studio to provide financial support to those in Snohomish County who have been affected by breast cancer. Money is raised through the application of pink hair extensions during the months of September and October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month).
Interested in having Elle's Angels come to your organization, company, school, party, fundraiser, etc. and apply pink hair extensions on-site? Simply contact Lorry Green to set up a date and time!
Check out these great photos from other on-location visits.