These numbers tell a story: the story of Salon-A-Thon. But impressive as they are, the numbers don’t tell the whole story. The heart of the tale is about people — the extraordinarily generous professionals at Andre Chreky, the salon spa, and the countless children whose lives we’ve helped transform.
Salon-a-Thon is a round-the-clock marathon of snipping, primping, and pampering all in the name of philanthropy. On the first Saturday in December, our staff contributes every penny they earn during Salon-A-Thon to Children’s Hospital National Medical Center. From dawn until midnight, our joint is jumping as clients line up for pre-holiday beauty treatments that are all the more beautiful because they make a difference in children’s lives. Since we launched Salon-A-Thon in 1998, our team has invested nearly eight thousand hours and raised three-quarters of a million dollars for one of Washington’s worthiest organizations. Proceeds from Salon-A-Thon have helped subsidize the hospital stays of many uninsured children and have supported the funding of TASA, an in-hospital organization for children at risk.
We’re proud of the contributions we’ve made through Salon-A-Thon. And we’ve enjoyed a decade’s worth of fun in the process. Live entertainment, delicious snacks, even the occasional celebrity appearance have added a joyful sense of surprise and celebration to our annual event.
If you’ve missed Salon-A-Thon, you can still make a contribution to CNMC. Just fill out the form below and send it to:
c/o Andre Chreky, the salon spa
1604 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
click here to download form
Then mark your calendars — this year’s marathon takes place on December 6, and appointments fill up fast. Plan to join us — your participation will mean so much!