GREENVILLE, S.C. – Representatives from Great Clips franchises in our area recently presented Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System (GHS) leadership a check for $50,000 that represents funds raised during their annual Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) fundraiser.
The Great Clips fundraiser was part of their Great Deeds program and focus on giving, doing and caring throughout local communities. More than 1,400 Great Clips salons participate in raising funds each year for local children’s hospitals. In the Greenville market, 53 Great Clips locations were involved in the campaign and surpassed their goal of raising $50,000. The four-week campaign ran the entire month of October, and participants are able to donate at each location.
GHS Children’s Hospital provides care for over 400,000 children a year through the region’s largest group of pediatric specialists and the funds raised continue to support specially trained child life specialists; specially trained facility dogs; camps for kids with a variety of medical conditions and research to aid young patients to heal physically and emotionally.
“We appreciate Great Clips and their fundraising efforts,” said Robin LaCroix, MD, GHS Children’s Hospital medical director. “Their involvement in raising dollars and awareness for our hospital has made a tremendous difference in our ability to provide the most comprehensive health services for our children and their families in our community.”
About Greenville Health System
Greenville-based Greenville Health System (GHS) has partnered with Columbia-based Palmetto Health to form a not-for-profit health care delivery system serving 1.2 million patients annually across South Carolina. The new name and graphic identity are expected to be announced later this year. GHS offers patients an innovative network of clinical integration, expertise and technologies through its academic health system, eight medical campuses, tertiary medical center, research and education facilities, community hospitals, physician practices and numerous specialty services. GHS, by itself a 1,627-bed system, is home to 16 medical residency and fellowship programs, as well as partnership efforts such as the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and the soon-opening Clemson University Center for Nursing, Health Innovation and Research. Visit www.ghs.org for more information.
About Great Clips
Great Clips, one of the largest salon networks in North America, operates over 4,200 salons, which are all franchise locations. What sets Great Clips apart from other salons is how easy they have made it for customers to make Great Clips their salon of choice with their Online Check-In service, and Clip Notes, a technology that allows stylists to keep notes on a customer’s haircut and is accessible at any Great Clips salon. Great Clips franchisees employ nearly 40,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn the Great Clips customer care system and advanced technical skills. Their franchisees, their teams, and the corporate office are dedicated to their communities with a focus on philanthropic and volunteer activities through their Great Deeds programs.