For immediate release
27 February 2019
The Australian Hairdressing Council (AHC) has launched its nominated charity campaign for 2019, CHARLIE’S ANGELS, encouraging hair salons from around Australia to join together to raise much needed funds for brain cancer research on behalf of the Charlie Teo Foundation.
Esteem Hair Beauty Spa Penrith & Hairdressers Nationally will be fundraising in march to help find a cure for Brain Cancer.
Throughout the month of March, hairdressers will become brain cancer ‘angels’ and will ask each of their clients for a $2 gold coin donation for every service in salon that month, which will be attributed towards the Charlie’s Angels campaign. Naturally, any additional donations from salons or clients are very welcome in the lead up to March.
“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,” says Australian Hairdressing Council CEO Sandy Chong. “Brain cancer has touched many of our lives and 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.”
Salon members of the AHC have a successful history raising significant funds for various charities across Australia. And this campaign gives hairdressers plenty of scope to inject some fun into their fundraising by playing dress ups with their team and clients. When it comes to the Charlie’s Angels theme, some may choose to get their wings and halos out and become heavenly hairdressing angels. Alternatively, they can channel their favourite kickass crime fighter gals from the infamous Charlie’s Angels TV series or movie. Whatever the choice, there’s one thing for sure…this is going to be a fundraising campaign unlike any other!
“Essentially, brain cancer kills more children than any other disease in Australia,” says Professor Charlie Teo. “It kills more young adults than any other cancer, yet it is the least funded of all the cancers despite those statistics.
“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 make a special announcement of the final funds raised by hair and beauty salons that have participated in the Charlie’s Angels campaign at the Australian Hair Fashion Awards in Sydney on Sunday 14 April.
For further information about Charlie’s Angels in the lead up to the March campaign and to register your interest, please visit this link.
About the Charlie Teo Foundation
Even for those not in the medical fraternity, the name Charlie Teo is recognisable. A highly awarded teacher, philanthropist and leading neurosurgeon in demand across the globe, Charlie is famous for offering surgery to those who have been given no hope. His name is synonymous with precision, pioneering and possibilities.
“I founded the Charlie Teo Foundation because I want to shake up the way we raise funds for brain cancer research. Brain cancer kills more children in Australia than any other disease, yet the survival rate has increased just 1% over the past 30 years. Compare this with advancements made in other cancers, with survival rates increasing 20% or more.
“For brain cancer patients and their families, these numbers are the difference between hope for the future or complete despair. We are going to change those numbers by running a low cost, lean and efficient charity and thinking outside the box to fund more innovative brain cancer research.
“It is my dream to find a cure for brain cancer. My determination and inspiration comes from my patients. Every day they teach me extraordinary hope and courage.”
Professor Charlie Teo AM – Founder