MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Regis Corporation (NYSE: RGS), a leader in beauty salons and cosmetology education with brands including Supercuts, SmartStyle and Regis Salons, is pleased to announce its annual Clip for the Cure event will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The day-long haircutting event, which includes nearly 7,000 salons at 30+ Regis Corporation (Regis Corp.) salon brands, raises funds for breast cancer research.
Guests who visit participating Regis Corp. salons in the U.S. and Canada for a haircut can be part of the effort. Each year more than 200,000 guests and 45,000 Regis Corp. stylists participate, and Regis Corp. donates 10% of proceeds from each haircut to the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.
The company has supported breast cancer research since 1990 and, to date, Regis stylists and guests have raised more than $11 million to fight the disease. The donations fund ongoing research efforts to support the fight against breast cancer. In August 2016, the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research donated $400,000 to Mayo Clinic and $400,000 to the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota.
"For more than 20 years, Regis has been dedicated to funding groundbreaking research that fights breast cancer, and we are pleased to support the excellent programs at Mayo Clinic and the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota," said Dan Hanrahan, CEO and president of Regis Corporation.
The Foundation also supports regional and national organizations that focus on early diagnosis, prevention, treatment and finding a cure for breast cancer. For more information on Clip for the Cure, participating salons and the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, visit ClipForTheCure.org.
The Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research
The Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research funds groundbreaking research at nationally recognized centers. The focus of this research is on prevention, early diagnosis, treatment and finding a cure. In addition, the Foundation supports institutions that assist and treat patients with breast cancer. Since it was founded in 1994, the Foundation has raised more than $11 million.
About Regis Corporation
Regis Corporation (NYSE: RGS) is the leader in beauty salons and cosmetology education. As of June 30, 2016, the Company owned, franchised or held ownership interests in 9,483 worldwide locations. Regis' corporate and franchised locations operate under concepts such as Supercuts, SmartStyle, MasterCuts, Regis Salons, Sassoon Salon, Cost Cutters and First Choice Haircutters. Regis maintains ownership interests in Empire Education Group in the U.S. and the MY Style concepts in Japan. For additional information about the Company, including a reconciliation of certain non-GAAP financial information and certain supplemental financial information, please visit the Investor Information section of the corporate website at www.RegisCorp.com.
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