Hilary 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.
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 www.pantene.com/wishes 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.
Your donated ponytails get sent to our partners at HairUWear. For a realistic-looking wig that has consistent color throughout, HairUWear processes and then dyes the donated ponytails blonde, brunette, or red. (It takes at least six ponytails to make one Pantene Beautiful Lengths wig.) Hair is then transformed into wigs of varying lengths, textures and colors. The finished wigs are sent to the American Cancer Society wig banks and distributed free of charge on a first come first serve basis to women undergoing cancer treatment. To date, we have created 2,000 wigs thanks to your generous donations. The more donations we receive, the more wigs we can provide to women.If you have questions about whether your hair meets the donation requirements, please visit the “Hair Requirements” section of the Pantene Beautiful Lengths website (http://www.pantene.com/en_US/beautifullengths/requirements.jsp) or call us at 1-800-945-7768.
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CINCINNATI, July 19, 2007 /PRNewswire/ — Two-time Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank announced today that she has committed to grow, cut and share her long hair with Pantene Beautiful Lengths. This incredibly personal donation will be part of a year-long association between leading actress Swank and Pantene’s unique charitable campaign. In her new role, Swank will star in a Pantene Beautiful Lengths print public service announcement (PSA) and encourage people across the US and Canada to follow her example.
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