Remembering Barb Jelinek

On March 1st, a longtime client and dear friend to Salon Khouri passed away at just 62 years young after a courageous battle with cancer.

Barb had the most wonderful and magnetic personality — her sweet smile immediately drew you in. Barb was an amazing ‘Gammie’ to her grandchildren and, if you met her children and husband, you would instantly know what an incredible mother and wife she was as well. Barb was extremely athletic and could probably out-run and out-cycle most twenty year olds!

Barb had previously battled breast cancer and won that fight. When we were told she was diagnosed with cancer again, we were simply devastated. Her cancer this fight started in the kidneys and quickly spread throughout her body. Barb fought with every ounce of her might, which, if you knew Barb, was tremendous might. She will be missed greatly by us, her tremendous network of friends, her family, and husband of thirty eight loving years.

We invite you to leave a few words of kindness for her family and we will be sure to share it with Steven and their children.

In memory of Barb, we are donating $1 from every haircut this March to the Georgetown-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Kidney Cancer Research Fund.

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Helping save hearts, one gal at a time …

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It’s February – a time to focus on love, right? Hearts are everywhere in celebration Valentine’s Day, so we totally get why the American Heart Association chose February as the month to talk about women’s heart disease. Did you know that one in three women die of heart disease and stroke? It is the number one killer of women. But, the good news is, there are simple things you can do each day to prevent becomeing a part of these statistics! Visit http://www.GoRedForWomen.org and sign up for their heart tips. They will share little tricks that will make a world of difference, such as replacing your office chair with an exercise ball, or one of our personal favorites, calling an old friend to chat to reduce stress!

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This February, we are once again supporting the Go Red for Women Scholarship Fund through the American Heart Association by donating $1 from every haircut to the Go Red for Women Scholarship Fund. We love supporting women looking to move mountains in the world of health! We are certain that one of these gals will make a difference in the lives of many, through their care and service to others. We encourage you to share information about this scholarship with others!

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This seemed like a great idea … in July!

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Updated 3-3-2015 … here are some photos of our 2015 Polar Dip … brrrr!!!! The salon raised and donated over $5,000 toward the event and the event overall raised over $114k for Camp Sunshine! We are looking forward to teaming up again for next year!!!!

Since 2007, Salon Khouri has been holding various fundraising events and donating to childhood cancer groups to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer. In July, we were asked by the lovely founder of the Reston Virginia Polar Dip, Gail Toth, to jump in the Virginia Polar Dip. It seemed like a GREAT idea … in July. Now that it’s January, and the dip is sneaking up on is in February, it seems like a CRAZY idea. However, we will do just about anything for these kiddos, so we are happy to take the plunge!!!!

All money goes to support Camp Sunshine. Camp Sunshine provides respite, support, joy, and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families from around the world through the various stages of their journeys. The year-round program is free of charge to all families, and includes 24-hour onsite medical and psychosocial support. Camp Sunshine also provides bereavement sessions for families who have lost a child to supported illnesses.

Please help our team reach our goal by making a donation to our team or, better yet, become a member of our team and take the plunge with us! Anyone who donates will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE haircut or facial. Anyone who joins our team receives a FREE haircut!!!

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EVENT DATE: 02/07/2015

Plunge: 2 PM
Registration: 12 PM

Location: Reston Community Center, Lake Anne Village Center, Reston, VA 20190

With the strength of an event such as the Virginia Polar Dip and the resources of Camp Sunshine, it is our goal to raise in excess of $100,000.00 in 2015. That is enough to send 50 families from the Mid-Atlantic area (including VA/MD/DC/DE/PA/WV/NC) to attend Camp Sunshine.

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