Dare2Care – Unite Against Bullying

Aquage Creates High Fashion to Support Local Cause and Affect Change

There are many misconceptions about bullying, but with recent headlines about teen suicide there can be no doubt that bullying can have very serious consequences.

While bullying affects nearly a third of all students, for LGBT youth the problem is much more severe.  In fact, did you know that:

Aquage, a leader in the professional haircare industry, believes it’s time to take a stand and make a difference and the company is starting that effort at the Dare2Care – Unite Against Bullying HRC Fashion Gala on May 1, 2011 in Cleveland.

The event is an evening of fashion and performance art designed to raise awareness about bullying and its consequences.  With nationally known emcees and performers, the night will also include a poetry slam, offering students aged 14-18 an opportunity to speak out and express their personal experiences with bullying – and the best of those budding poets will be awarded scholarships: grand prize of $1,000, 2nd place $500, and 3rd place $250.  With a fashion show and multiple performances, high profile names taking part include:

This important evening is the start of a partnership with Aquage, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and The Trevor Project to promote a zero tolerance message and support teens affected by bullying. Aquage plans to continue and build this effort throughout the year, working with these organizations and others.  HRC is a political organization which lobbies the government for change, while The Trevor Project works to end suicide amongst LGBT youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources nationwide. Further, local Medina stylist, Angel Brown of Salon Evangelene, is the venue sponsor and will donate her talents backstage.  Ms. Brown is an Aquage educator, while Salon Evangelene is a Platinum Aquage Elite Salon.

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