The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Regional

March 8, 2013

Great Clips Helps CEO Shock Staff with New Do

Record fundraising celebrated with great haircut

Friday, March 8, 2013 — Great Clips stylist, Juliana Lindsay, made one of the biggest cuts of her life this week. The President and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), John Lauck, got his head shaved at CMNH headquarters to follow through on a bet he made with the corporate staff last year. He said he would shave his head if they exceeded their 2012 fundraising goal of approximately $290 million.

CMNH found out they surpassed their goal and raised a record-breaking $300 million. In a celebratory gesture, Mr. Lauck revealed the fundraising results to an unsuspecting staff and lived up to the promise made in January 2012. To commemorate this great accomplishment, Mr. Lauck had his locks shaved off courtesy of Great Clips.

“A shaved head is the least I can do to honor the hard work my team has put forth. I’m looking forward to our staff’s reaction. And a new look,” said John Lauck, President and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Great Clips has been a supporter of CMNH, raising approximately $500,000 in 2012 by selling the iconic Miracle Balloon, as well as hosting events like cut-a-thons and bake sales. Many stylists also donate their own time, visiting member hospitals to cut children's hair.

“We are proud to support the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals,” said Rhoda Olsen, Great Clips CEO. “Great Clips stylists, owners, customers and corporate staff raised more than $2.5 million to support Children’s Miracle Network hospitals since 2005.”

About Great Clips

Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has more than 3,300 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world’s largest salon brand. Great Clips salons employ nearly 30,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn advanced skills and the latest trends. Make Great Clips your choice for value-priced, high-quality haircare for men, women and children. No appointments needed, and salons are open nights and weekends. And, it’s more convenient than ever with Great Clips’ Online Check-In and Clip Notes. To check-in online, visit www.greatclips.com or download the app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit www.greatclips.com.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals help 17 million kids each year. Kids with cancer, birth defects and pediatric AIDS; organ transplant patients and accident victims; and children living with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cystic fibrosis, kidney disease and heart disease all find help at 170 not-for-profit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the United States and Canada.

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