Helping Kids is Always in Style for Salon Astante
Salon Astante Participates in HAIRraising for Children’s Hospital Boston
Led by Hair Legend John Frieda
Waltham, MA, March 15, 2012 - The first glimpses of spring always inspire us to freshen up our hair and wardrobes after a long, drab winter. People all over Boston and New England will be able to try a new hairstyle-- and do a good deed at the same time-- on Sunday, April 29, 2012 when some of the region's top salons, including Salon Astante on Moody Street in Waltham, MA come together in support of HAIRraising for Children's Hospital Boston. For the third year, salons will go to all lengths for kids as part of HAIRraising for Children’s Hospital Boston founded by hair legend, John Frieda of John Frieda Hair Care and John Frieda Salons, and his business partner, Gail Federici.
For a minimum $40 donation*, customers will receive a chic haircut and all proceeds will benefit Children’s Hospital Boston. For more information and a list of participating salons, visit www.hairraising4chb.org.
“Salon Astante is thrilled to participate in HAIRraising for the first time this year to support Children’s Hospital Boston,” remarked co-owners Katie Astone and Gina Galante Skillings. “It’s amazing to bring together the top names in Boston’s hair industry to support one of the nation’s top pediatric care and research organizations.”
“We're so grateful to the salon community for coming together to support Children’s Hospital Boston,” says John Frieda, HAIRraising co-founder. "The funds raised by salons like Salon Astante will help Children's Hospital Boston continue to provide the highest standard of care for sick children and support ground-breaking research and life-saving cures that truly impact us all.”
In the past 2 years, over 100 salons from Boston, New England and across the nation have participated in HAIRraising. This year’s event includes over seventy salons and is expected to raise $100,000 for Children’s Hospital Boston. Sponsors of the event include: John Frieda Hair Care, CVS Pharmacy, Ann Taylor, P&G Salon Professional and Joico.
* Please check with your salon as prices may vary.
Children’s Hospital Boston: www.childrenshospital.org
Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital for children, Children’s Hospital Boston today is a 392-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care, rated the nation’s top pediatric hospital by U.S. News and World Report in 2011. Children’s is ranked number one in more specialties than any other children’s hospital, and is the only one in the top three for all 10 specialties. The hospital is known for excellence in research, the education of tomorrow’s medical leaders, and its commitment to community health. More than 90 percent of Massachusetts’ sickest kids and nearly 60 percent of all children hospitalized in Boston come to Children’s. Children’s recorded more than 25,000 inpatient admissions in 2010; its outpatient clinics and emergency services handled more than 600,000 patient visits; and its surgeons performed some 25,900 procedures. This volume of patients makes Children’s one of the largest pediatric centers in the world. Learn more at www.childrenshospital.org