Beauty School Rocks Team to Pink It Up!

Students and employees from ITS Academy of Beauty schools in Texas will host the Susan G. Komen race for the cure May 10 at Ridgmar Mall, 1802 Green Oaks Road in Fort Worth Texas. The school's team, Beauty School Rocks, will begin the 5 K run/walk at 8 a.m. but festivities at the mall begin at 6 a.m. and will continue throughout the day.

ITS Academy of Beauty will host two booths, one in the main expo and another in the kid's area that will provide various services such as painting nails with the breast cancer ribbon symbol, adding pink hair extensions and handing out goody bags to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research.

The award-winning cosmetology school has a goal of 50 walker/runners in the race and they hope to raise $1,500. This year the school is racing to honor one of their own, Candi Crawford, an eight-year breast cancer survivor who is the director of the ITS Academy of Beauty in Fort Worth. Candi's story, as well as information on how to sign up to race, or donate to the cause, is featured on the site.

"This race is very personal to us," said Margie Wisniski, chief of operations of ITS Academy of Beauty and its affiliate schools throughout the U.S. "Candi is a survivor, but nearly 40,000 people will die this year from this tragic disease. But there is hope. Due to increased awareness about the disease and better treatments, cancer death rates are going down. This shows us that these races, and others like it, are making a difference."

"Our "Beauty School Rocks" team is one of many ways ITS Academy of Beauty and our affiliate schools are championing causes that matter in our communities," said Wisniski. "We teach our students about outward beauty, but we encourage kind acts to develop inner beauty as well."

For more information about the race, or to make a donation, visit For more information about ITS Academy of Beauty call 1-877-275-4442 to be connected to a school in your area.