Celebrity stylist Johnny Wright recently joined ZuriWorks for Women’s Health at the Immortal Beloved Salon to launch the organization's new national cancer awareness campaign, "It’ll Grow Back: Big Chop to Stop Cancer." The campaign’s mission is to inspire black women and allies to help save lives. Wright, hairstylist to first lady Michelle Obama, is offering his services to local women getting a “big chop” in exchange for donations to ZuriWorks.
Below: Before and after images of Johnny Wright with a client undergoing a "big chop."
34 to 44 years old. And yet, many women facing cancer fear the side effects associated with cancer treatment, including hair loss,” said Dr. Andrene Taylor, executive director of ZuriWorks. “For black women, this concern may prevent them from seeking cancer screenings that could provide live-saving early detection. By working together, we can empower ourselves, our mothers, sisters, friends and the entire community to embrace health and hope.”
Proceeds from Big Chop to Stop Cancer will benefit the health, hair care and other services ZuriWorks provides to women living with cancer. ZuriWorks believes that shaping the way black women understand their hair in the larger context of their health will empower them to overcome fears about treatments such as chemotherapy and help them begin to view cancer screenings as part of their beauty regimen. Leaders in the beauty and haircare industries are joining forces with ZuriWorks in this unique opportunity to raise awareness of women’s health issues. ZuriWorks partners include Jane Carter Solution, Shea Moisture, Joyful Bath Co., BOBEAM Natural Hair Products, Sydelle Cosmetics, Diary of Natural Gal, Twist Locks, and Love, Jaha Hair Studio, Signature Image Salon, Le Chic Salon, Imagine Photography Studio, House Studio, Hotel Helix, Vanguard Communications, Howard University Cancer Center, and SoftSheen- Carson.
For more information about ZuriWorks or how individuals and hair salons can participate in the Big Chop to Stop Cancer, visit http://www.zuriworks.org/.
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