MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, October 15, more than 45,000 Regis Corporation (NYSE:RGS) stylists across the United States and Canada joined forces with salon guests to raise money for breast cancer research during the company's annual Clip for the Cure haircutting event. Nearly 7,000 corporate and franchised Regis Corp. salons participated in the day-long event.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Regis Corporation's Clip for the Cure event is part of the company's month-long fundraising campaign. The company donates 10% of the proceeds from each haircut to the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, which supports organizations that focus on early diagnosis, prevention, treatment and finding a cure for breast cancer. "For over 20 years, Regis has been dedicated to funding groundbreaking breast cancer research," said Dan Hanrahan, CEO and president of Regis Corporation. "Clip for the Cure is our Foundation's primary fundraiser. Our stylists and staff work hard, along with our business partners and guests who donate generously, to make every year a success." To date, Regis stylists and their guests have raised nearly $12 million for the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. The Foundation funds breast cancer research projects at Mayo Clinic and the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, and supports regional institutions that assist and treat breast cancer patients and survivors. For more information, please visit ClipForTheCure.org. The Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer ResearchThe Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research funds groundbreaking research at nationally recognized centers. The focus of this research is on prevention, early diagnosis, treatment and finding a cure. In addition, the Foundation supports institutions that assist and treat patients with breast cancer. Since it was founded in 1994, the Foundation has raised nearly $12 million. More information is available at ClipForTheCure.org and Facebook.com/ClipForTheCure. About Regis CorporationRegis Corporation (NYSE:RGS) is the leader in beauty salons and cosmetology education. As of September 30, 2016, the Company owned, franchised or held ownership interests in 9,455 worldwide locations. Regis' corporate and franchised locations operate under concepts such as Supercuts, SmartStyle, MasterCuts, Regis Salons, Sassoon Salon, Cost Cutters and First Choice Haircutters. Regis maintains ownership interests in Empire Education Group in the U.S. and the MY Style concepts in Japan. For additional information about the Company, including a reconciliation of certain non-GAAP financial information and certain supplemental financial information, please visit the Investor Information section of the corporate website at www.RegisCorp.com.