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ITS Academy of Beauty's Beauty School Rocks Team Raises Money for Breast Cancer Prevention

Award-Winning Beauty School Heightens Awareness and Honors the School's Director

 
 
Candi and family at 2014 race for the cure in Fort
Candi and family at 2014 race for the cure in Fort
PRLog - May 15, 2014 - DALLAS -- Students and employees from ITS Academy of Beauty schools in Texas showcased their cosmetology skills by adding pink hair extensions, painting the pink cancer awareness symbol on nails and faces, as well as manning booths, raising money and participating in the Susan G. Komen 5K run/walk race for the cure event at Ridgmar Mall in Fort, 1802 Green Oaks Road in Fort Worth Texas.

    The Beauty School Rocks team raised nearly $400 for the event with 18 people signed up for the walk and 16 students who volunteered to work in two booths. Students handed out hundreds of goody bags donated by ITS Academy of Beauty and the Peter Hantz Company, a haircare manufacturer that creates professional products for professional stylists.

    This year the school honored one of their own, Candi Crawford, an eight-year breast cancer survivor who is also the director of the ITS Academy of Beauty in Fort Worth. Her story is featured on the school’s site, www.beautyschoolrocks.com.

    “This race is very personal to us,” said Margie Wisniski, chief of operations of ITS Academy of Beauty and its affiliate schools throughout the U.S. “Candi is a survivor, but nearly 40,000 people will die this year from this tragic disease. But there is hope. Due to increased awareness about the disease and better treatments, cancer death rates are going down. This shows us that these races, and others like it, are making a difference.”
     The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 232,570 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed this year and  62,570 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) of the breast. CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer.  The ACA site estimates the chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer during her life is about 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 36. In 2014 it is estimated there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

    “Our “Beauty School Rocks” team is one of many ways ITS Academy of Beauty and our affiliate schools are championing causes that matter in our communities,” said Wisniski. “We teach our students about outward beauty, but we encourage kind acts to develop inner beauty as well.”

     ITS Academy of Beauty provides students with a distinguished environment that mirrors many of the upscale salons that will employ the cosmetology students after they graduate and earn their cosmetology license.

     In addition to the award-winning cosmetology school in Fort Worth, the company owns and operates ITS Academy of Beauty schools throughout Texas and Lawton, OK, Olympian University in New Mexico, Hair Benders Academy in Florida and International Academy of Hair Design in Arizona.

    For more information or to view additional pictures visit www.beautyschoolrocks.com. For more information about ITS Academy of Beauty call 1-877-275-4442 to be connected to a school in your area.

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