When Greenbriar faculty and staff head to Northbrook’s Carolyn Lorraine Salon for a pink manicure or hair extension next week, they’ll not only come out looking great, but they also will have helped raise money for breast cancer research and support.
Salon owner Carrie Mueller and her staff are donating their services during the week of Oct. 1 for the second annual Carolyn Lorraine Spa Week fundraiser.
This effort builds on an annual fundraiser that Greenbriar has organized during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to show support for colleagues who have battled the disease. Each year, staff members raise money for Lee National Denim, an organization that assists with breast cancer support.
Staff members who make a donation are then allowed to wear jeans to school on one or more days during the month of October.
This is the second year that Greenbriar has teamed up with Carolyn Lorraine Salon for the breast cancer fundraiser. Last year, both organizations raised $1,500 for Lee National Denim, according to second grade teacher Nancy Levey.
This year’s effort will benefit Lee National Denim and the American Cancer Society.
“We wanted to support this cause because there are many Greenbriar staff members who have recently had their lives touched in some way or another by this terrible disease,” said first grade teacher Jackie Hoyland.
Mueller, a Greenbriar parent, offered to donate her salon’s services to help build awareness and increase the fundraiser’s reach. Mueller’s staff members have each been asked to donate an hour of their time during the week of Oct. 1 to provide pink hair extensions and manicures. The salon will donate 100% of the cost of those services to Lee National Denim Day.
In addition, the salon will be selling pink hair and nail products, including special Essie brand “Rise Awareness” pink nail polish, with 50% of those proceeds benefiting the fundraiser. The salon will be decorated all week with pink flowers and balloons, and Mueller will be serving pink lemonade and desserts in honor of the effort.
“It is a great pleasure to help out the wonderful, devoted and hard-working teachers and staff of Greenbriar School,” Mueller said. “Carolyn Lorraine Salon has also been touch with clients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The staff and I are excited to be a part of this great cause. We’re looking forward to a great turnout.”
The teachers have been able to sign up for after-school time slots Oct. 1 through Oct. 5. Anyone in the community who comes in for a pink hair extension or pink manicure during the month of October and mentions “Denim Day” can have the cost of their service donated to the cause, as well. Mueller will also donate 50% of the cost of pink products sold during the month.
Visit the official website for Lee National Denim Day for more information. Carolyn Mueller can be reached at (847) 564-5350. Jackie Hoyland and Nancy Levey can be reached at (847) 498-7950.