CHICAGO, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throughout Autism Awareness Month in April, consumers can visit more than 900 Hair Cuttery salons nationwide to "Act For Autism" to support Easter Seals services for families living with autism in their communities. Hair Cuttery fundraising throughout the country will include point-of-sale consumer donations and a special $5.00 discount coupon to readers of Parents Magazine who make a donation to Easter Seals Act for Autism.
"Easter Seals is committed to addressing the urgent needs of the 1.5 million families living with autism today as the nation's leading provider of autism services. We at Hair Cuttery are proud to be a part of helping deliver solutions to families living with autism through our support of Easter Seals," says Dennis Ratner, Founder and CEO of Hair Cuttery. "Our associates are truly ready to 'Act For Autism' since many in our Hair Cuttery family have been personally touched by the condition."
With one in 110 children diagnosed with autism today, there is an increased need for funding, services and support. While there is no known cause, cure or single effective treatment, Easter Seals knows that people with autism at any age can make significant progress and lead meaningful lives. Getting the right support at the earliest stage in life can help a child gain the skills he or she needs to be successful.
"Easter Seals is privileged to work with a company like Hair Cuttery, which values its role as a responsible corporate citizen and gives back to the communities in which it does business," says James E. Williams, Jr., President and CEO of Easter Seals. "Together, Hair Cuttery and Easter Seals can raise awareness around the needs of families living with autism and make lasting change in their lives."
To learn more about Hair Cuttery, visit www.haircuttery.com. To learn more about Easter Seals' commitment to families living with autism, or to find an Easter Seals near you, visit www.easterseals.com.
My Thoughts: This is a wonderful thing. Even one who works for the private salon industry, I am happy to support a cause such as this.