Henkel Employees Donate Hair in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

photo courtesy of Henkel

Henkel recently hosted a donation event at its North American Consumer Goods Headquarters in Stamford, CT in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Nine Henkel employees received haircuts from a Henkel stylist, each donating at least 10 inches of their hair to Locks of Love, a national nonprofit organization that provides hair prosthetics to children in need. 

Schwarzkopf, one of Henkel’s brands, sponsored the event through its Million Chances initiative. Schwarzkopf founded Million Chances in 2016 to work with international and local organizations to support projects that empower women around the world to build a successful personal and professional future. As part of Million Chances in North America, Schwarzkopf has partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation and recently gave a $10,000 donation to the organization.

"We are thrilled by the generosity from several of our employees for such an important cause," says Xenia Barth, VP of marketing, hair at Henkel. "Schwarzkopf is committed to bringing support and attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

This past spring, in addition to presenting a donation in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Henkel packed 50 Hope Kits full of comforting and helpful items for women undergoing treatment. These kits were delivered directly to breast cancer patients at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT.