MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, Regis Corporation (NYSE: RGS), a leader in beauty salons and cosmetology, is pleased to announce that the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota has established the Regis Chair for Breast Cancer Research. This milestone will help the Masonic Cancer Center attract, retain and support the work of leading breast cancer researchers. Renowned surgical oncologist Todd M. Tuttle, M.D. has been named the inaugural chair holder.
"I am grateful to the Regis Foundation for its dedication to improving the life of anyone touched by breast cancer," said Dr. Tuttle. "Research is the key to discovering better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat this disease. It is an honor to hold the Regis Chair for Breast Cancer Research, and I thank the Regis Corporation employees and guests who made this generous support possible."
Endowed chairs are among the most important investments made in academics because they continue to give – forever. The Regis Chair for Breast Cancer Research will be used to support leading research to develop new methods for breast cancer detection and treatment options.
"We're very proud of our partnership with the Masonic Cancer Center and are honored that Dr. Tuttle will be advancing the center's breast cancer research," said Dan Hanrahan, Regis Corporation president and CEO. "At Regis, we're able to support breast cancer research because of our Clip for the Cure campaign, which is made possible by the tremendous generosity and commitment from our stylists, guests and business partners across the country."
The primary fundraiser for the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research is Regis Corporation's annual Clip for the Cure haircutting event, which was held this year on Saturday, October 18th. To support the event, more than 7,000 Regis corporate salons and 50,000 stylists participated in the daylong fundraiser, welcoming approximately 220,000 guests to salons across the country. Regis Corporation donated 10% of proceeds from each haircut to the Foundation.
In September and October, guests also donated funds to support the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, while salons helped raise awareness for the cause by selling limited-edition pink rings and bracelets, with net proceeds going to the Foundation. Corporate salons that participated in the 2014 Clip for the Cure include:
- Best Cuts
- Carlton Hair
- City Looks
- Cool Cuts 4 Kids
- Cost Cutters
- Famous Hair
- First Choice Haircutters
- Great Expectations
- Hair Excitement
- Head Start Haircare
- Holiday Hair
- Island Haircutting Co.
- Jean Louis David
- Mia & Maxx
- Panopoulos Salons
- Progressions Salon
- Regis Salons
- Renee Beauty
- Style America
- TGF Hair Salon
- We Care Hair
Throughout the year, the Foundation also works on a local level to support centers and institutions that assist and treat patients with breast cancer. It has supported San Francisco's UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Pittsburgh's Hillman Cancer Center, the Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation in Virginia, and Columbia St. Mary's Foundation in Wisconsin. The Foundation has plans for additional partnerships throughout 2014 and 2015.
For more information on Clip for the Cure and the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, please visit ClipForTheCure.com.
About the Masonic Cancer Center
The Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota is part of the University's Academic Health Center and is designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute for cancer research, treatment and education. For more information about the Masonic Cancer Center, visit Cancer.UMN.edu.
About 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 over $10 million.
About Regis Corporation
Regis Corporation (NYSE: RGS) is the leader in beauty salons and cosmetology education. As of September 30, 2014, the Company owned, franchised or held ownership interests in 9,652 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
SOURCE Regis Corporation