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  • fontaine cuts off impressive ponytail for child poverty

    ( i still think hes kinda hamsome...)


    Attention News Editors:
    Redken Canada helps cut out child poverty and suffering one snip at a time

    First Nations Chief Phil Fontaine cuts off ponytail to kick-off Canada's
    biggest charity cut-a-thon

    TORONTO, May 28 /CNW/ - Redken Canada and ONE X ONE today announced that
    proceeds from every haircut, in-salon service, individual donation and a
    portion of proceeds from product sold at Redken's 200 participating salons
    across Canada on Sunday, June 3 will be donated to ONE X ONE, a non-profit
    foundation committed to supporting, preserving and improving the life of
    children in Canada and around the world.
    "ONE X ONE is about celebrating and cherishing every child's life," says
    Joelle Berdugo Adler, founder of ONE X ONE. "ONE X ONE has raised more than
    4 million dollars for children's charities since 2005. With Redken's help we
    are aiming to make our 2007 campaign the most successful ever."
    Phil Fontaine, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations is one of
    many public figures committed to this cause and to raising awareness for
    Canada's largest Cut-A-Thon. National Chief Fontaine launched this national
    initiative today by getting his impressive ponytail cut off at FADS Salon and
    Spa in Ottawa, Ontario.
    "Each person can make a difference in the life of a child who is faced
    with poverty," says Phil Fontaine. "I'm cutting off my hair to draw attention
    to this important cause and to encourage Canadians to book an appointment at
    their local salon on June 3 to cut their hair and buy product to help raise
    proceeds for this vital charity."
    Canadians coast-to-coast can participate in this major national event by
    booking an appointment at their local Redken salon (visit www.redken.ca for
    locations). Local celebrities, ONE X ONE ambassadors and Redken executives
    will also get their haircut on Sunday, June 3.
    "We are encouraging people to better the lives of children. By providing
    an opportunity to go beyond the standard haircut, Redken's Cut-A-Thon is
    enabling Canadians to make a difference," says Doraine Dalati, vice president
    and general manager, Redken Canada.
    ONE X ONE supports initiatives including H20 Africa, Yele Haiti, Free the
    Children and Make Poverty History. ONE X ONE continues to partner with DATA
    (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa), the organization founded by U2 singer Bono that
    aims to raise awareness about unpayable debts, uncontrolled spread of AIDS and
    unfair trade rules in Africa. DATA has matched funds raised for Make Poverty
    History.

    About Redken

    Redken is a leading manufacturer of professional hair care, styling and
    hair colour products, where superior technology is balanced with the
    industry's best educators and a street sense of fashion that keeps Redken on
    the cutting edge. Redken is available and guaranteed only at fine salons in
    Canada. Get inspired. See your stylist. To learn more visit www.redken.ca or
    call 1.866.9.REDKEN.

    About ONE X ONE

    ONE X ONE is a non-profit foundation founded by Joelle Berdugo Adler in
    2005, inspired by the memory of her late husband Lou Adler. ONE X ONE is
    committed to supporting, preserving and improving the lives of children in
    Canada and around the world. Through an annual campaign, ONE X ONE is
    dedicated to helping create a world where children can live safely and with
    dignity. The 2007 ONE X ONE annual gala will be hosted by Matt Damon during
    the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9. For more information
    visit www.onexone.org.

    For photos of this event please contact Shauna Simons, Media Profile,
    (416) 342-1841, [email protected]




    For further information: interview requests or to find out which salon
    in your area is participating, please contact: Shauna Simons, Media Profile,
    (416) 342-1841, [email protected]

  • #2
    Yeah I saw this on CBC website - good on Phil for helping out. I'm not sure if I could do that - get my hair cut in a media frenzy I mean. I considered the Locks for Love thing but now I have too much grey hair - no lil kid will want a wig like that! LOL

    Oh and can we get the word out - it's a BRAID not a ponytail!




    And MOtS - I think he's hamsome too! LOL

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