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Curls For A Cure

What is “Curls for a Cure”?

Adored Salon supports “Curls for a Cure” because we believe in breast cancer research. As a OUIDAD certified salon network, OUIDAD will matching every dollar donated up to $10,000. You can click here to donate through Adored Salon to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Jen and Ouidad at “Curls for a Cure” event 2019

 

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Adored Salon with Ouidad and Peter

Why does Ouidad give to breast cancer research?

In 2002 I was diagnosed with the same disease, at the same age, as was my mom. Breast cancer took my mother from me when I was 25 years old. Her loss embedded an empty feeling inside me and took a piece of me with her. My kids were 14 and 11 years old at the time of my diagnosis and I didn’t want to be taken away from my family the way my mom was taken from me. I had to take charge and be proactive in my own health.

I sought several opinions and under my doctor’s recommendations, I had a bilateral mastectomy and was put on Tamoxifen for 5 years with the hopes of completely clearing me from this disease. I continue to stay on top of my wellness with regular doctor visits and am lucky to have family and friends around me. Through it all, my husband Peter and my two kids were my primary caregivers and my source of strength and support.

“Though I made a full recovery, I vowed that my battle against breast cancer would remain ongoing.”

Curls for a Cure

When I returned to work behind the chair, I felt my experience was God’s way of letting me know my role on this planet. I’m alive because I am meant to help my clients and others who are going through or are affected by this disease. Having experienced this disease has made me a better hairdresser. I know I can help with the anxiety my clients are going through in their mind, body and with their hair. I have been able to empower my team and show them from a firsthand perspective on how to work with their clients and how to be good listeners. Having this fountain of information regarding what to expect, knowing how to be there and how to manage hair and looks during the process has been healing for both me and for those I’ve been able to touch.

Why the Breast Cancer Research Foundation?

BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S. with an “A” rating from Charity Watch and is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the world’s most promising research to end breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

They provide critical funding for cancer researchers worldwide, with $66 million invested in nearly 275 researchers across 14 countries this year. BCRF funds cancer researchers focused on tackling the disease from every angle, including Heredity & Ethnicity, Lifestyle & Prevention, Treatment, Tumor Biology, Metastasis, and Survivorship.

If you would like to donate, please go to https://give.bcrf.org/adoredsalon.

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