Category Archives: Entertainment Industry Foundation

Hilary Swank’s Unforgettable Gift

r2_mg_7075-small.jpgHilary Swank was honored with the 2008 Courage Award at Saks Fifth Avenue’s “Unforgettable Evening” because of her continuous efforts to help women fighting cancer.  Her recent hair donation to Pantene Beautiful Lengths was highlighted at the star-studded event, which took place in Beverly Hills last week.  This annual event benefits the Entertainment Industry’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund and awards one individual who has done outstanding work for the fight against cancer.

Congratulations Hilary!


Beautiful Wishes


Have a wish?  Enter the new Pantene Beautiful Wishes contest for a chance to have your wishes granted!

In a continuous effort to help women shine inside and out, Pantene is encouraging women to visit and submit a wish for their community, life and hair. 

For every Life Wish and Community Wish made, $1 will be donated on behalf of the wish-maker to Pantene Beautiful Lengths!  The next winner will be selected in February by the Pantene Beautiful Wishes panel of judges – noted lifestyle expert Jennifer Louden and Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) senior executive Cathy De Silva. 

Above Photo: Kathryn Bryant, a Columbus, GA resident is the contest’s first winner.  Because of her wish, Pantene will enable her to create the Speak Foundation which will provide social and mentorship opportunities for children with physical disabilities.

START WISHING! Blogs About Pantene Beautiful Lengths

The highly regarded fashion and beauty web site,, featured the blog entry below on August 20th announcing Hilary Swank’s commitment to grow, cut and donate her hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.  In addition, the entry encourages everyone to make the kindest cut while getting a stylish new ‘do for the fall!

Talk About Locks of Love: Hilary Swank to Donate Her Hair

hilary.jpgPantene Pro-V in collaboration with the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund has made America’s favorite ‘it-girl’ of strength and determination, Hilary Swank, the new spokesmodel for the Beautiful Lengths Campaign. Launching in 2006, this campaign has already yielded 17,000 ponytail donations; as a result 2,000 wigs have been distributed to cancer patients free of cost. 

During her time as the face of Beautiful Lengths, Swank will be joining the hundreds of other volunteers in cutting her locks.  “I am proud to be asked to promote the goals of such a unique program”, says Hilary Swank.

This is a movement we can all feel good about; think you may want to participate? (Please note that hair must be at least eight inches to qualify for donation.) So, while you’re in search of that perfect cropped-do for the fall (thinking of that choppy Victoria Beckham cut are you?), why not donate the leftovers to a good cause?  Visit Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths to learn more.

New to the Web —

nick.jpgThis just in…Nick Swisher has a new website that includes great photos from his Pantene Beautiful Lengths haircut! Be sure to check it out and send him an e-mail to personally thank him for his donation!


Counting Down the Days: Nick Swisher Makes the Kindest Cut on May 19th

swisher_5149.jpgWe have great news! Oakland A’s outfielder and first baseman Nick Swisher has set a date for his Pantene Beautiful Lengths hair cut. The Major League Baseball player lost his beloved grandmother, Betty Swisher, in 2005 after her brave battle with cancer, and wanted to do something to honor her memory.

“My grandmother was my inspiration and strength. She always encouraged me to follow my dreams, ” said Swisher. “She truly was the love of my life, and I know that she would be so proud of my support of the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund.”

Nick’s father, former MLB catcher Steve Swisher, is flying across the country to make the emotional cut at the Oakland A’s Stadium, McAfee Coliseum, on Saturday, May 19th at 5:30pm PST. Following the cut, Nick will take the field to play the San Francisco Giants and show off his new look!

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Nick Swisher is Growing His Hair!

Oakland Athletics outfielder and first baseman, Nick Swisher, recently announced that he is growing out his hair for a very important cause – Nick is donating his tresses to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Pantene’s campaign, the first of its kind, was launched in partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and encourages people to grow, cut and donate their healthy hair to make wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. Hair donations are made into real-hair wigs and are distributed for free to cancer patients through the American Cancer Society’s wig banks.

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