The Invention Room Hair Salon has been doing "Get Pinked" for three years and each year is a bigger success. "We PINKED 1000 strands of hair this year and we decided to keep a good portion of the donations local," Robin Tingue , owner of the Invention Room, said. "We split the donations three ways; the Susan G. Komen foundation, Circle of Love and the RO Foundation. I feel all three organizations grow the awareness for breast cancer but each helps in such different ways. One for research, one that helps with the needs of which breast cancer creates, the RO Foundation that helps with the everyday expenses that are the real obstacle in trying to battle any unfortunate situation. We as a salon and local business hear too often the heartbreak that happens and it touches us too much. I do feel that if you are in business you have to give back as often as you can, that is the other "job."
Robin Tingue and staff presented Maggie Owen, RO Foundation founder, with one of the donation checks after they raised $1500 this year for their breast cancer awareness month "Get Pinked" campaign.
"It's great businesses like the Invention Room, that give our local patients and families that need assistance in our community, the opportunity to concentrate on more important things than to worry about how they will get to their next appointment or treatment and the financial stress that comes with any disease," Owen said.
Pictured from left: Stylist Lindzey Anderzon, Jennifer Tryczenski-Kolassa, Lane Bailey, Emily Gilman, Alyssa Ramos, Maggie Owen, RO Foundation Founder; Robin Tingue, Invention Room owner; Lisa Parla Loeb, RO Foundation Events Coordinator.