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Kentucky Great Clips Salons' Haircuts
Benefit UK Children's Hospital

By Tammy J. Gay

 

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During the two-day event, Lexington's employees along with employees from 20 Lexington-area Great Clips salons will donate their time and skills during regular business hours to participate in the Cut-A-Thon. Great Clips will contribute a portion of the proceeds from the haircuts, perms and other services.

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Oct. 15, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Eight Lexington Great Clips Salons are hosting a Cut-A-Thon Oct. 25-26 to raise money for University of Kentucky Children's Hospital.

During the two-day event, Lexington's employees along with employees from 20 Lexington-area Great Clips salons will donate their time and skills during regular business hours to participate in the Cut-A-Thon. Great Clips will contribute a portion of the proceeds from the haircuts, perms and other services.

The UK Children's Hospital, the only children's hospital serving Central and Eastern Kentucky, was established in 1997. The 65,000-square-foot, $12 million addition to UK Hospital houses a 44-bed in-patient center; a 50-bed Level III neonatal nursery organized in a modular format; a 12-bed state-of-the-art pediatric intensive care unit; and 11 beds for 23-hour admissions/observation.

Inpatient admissions each year number about 6,000 with about 3,100 non-ICU floor admissions, 600 PICU admissions, and 800 NICU admissions. Patients are admitted by pediatrics and its subspecialties, pediatric surgery and the other surgical subspecialties.

Great Clips salons participating in the fund-raiser include Berea, Corbin, Danville, Frankfort, Georgetown, London, Morehead, Mount Sterling, Nicholasville, Richmond, Somerset, Versailles and Winchester. For more information, call (859) 323-1121.


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