Rolf's hosts charity fundraiser benefitting Valley nurse on Monday, May 10, 2010
Inspired by the commitment of a Valley-nurse and cancer survivor of delivering the message of Intelligent Beauty, Rolf’s Salon will turn their four locations into a private sanctuary for nurses. On Monday, May 10th from 10 am until 7 pm, Rolf’s will offer complimentary haircut and blow-dry as well as deeply discounted color services to nurses. All proceeds from this one-day event go to support Helene Neville’s cross country run to carry the message of health, beauty and wellness for all nurses.
A minimum donation of $30, each nurse will receive a t-shirt, book and complimentary haircut and blow-dry service. Participants can add color for an additional $30 donation. Pricing for these services would normally start at $45.00 for haircut and $60.00-95.00 for color. As space is limited, participants and guests are encouraged to reserve their appointments early for this special charity event.
Neville will be on hand to sign copies of her book, Nurses in Shape, which was written for specifically for nurses at the SHOPS gainey village location. 100% off the proceeds raised during this event will go to help fund Neville’s transcontinental journey.
Helene Neville, RN
The self-proclaimed “Richard Simmons of nurses,” Neville has been a fitness coach and trainer for the past 27 years. However, it is her health battles that have empowered her to promote health and fitness. After surviving Hodgkin’s disease and three brain surgeries, Neville is ready to set foot on a 2,520-mile run as she delivers the essential message of active living to nurses across the country. Although the prognosis of her health remains questionable, Neville is determined to leave behind a legacy for grandchildren that she may not be able to meet.
Neville will kick off her journey with a celebration April 27, 2010 at Rolf’s Salon’s Scottsdale location (at the SHOPS gainey village). This will be the first of several stops Neville will be making along the way to promote both the run and her health and fitness book, Nurses in Shape, as she runs from Ocean Beach, Calif., to Jacksonville Beach, Fla., in 100 days. Her journey, entitled One on the Run, begins May 1, 2010, and will be completed by the time she turns 50 years old on August 17, 2010.
“My run is not to realize my dreams, but to help others realize theirs,” says Neville, “The focus of my book is to educate nurses on how to reach higher levels of mental, emotional and physical wellness so that they may better serve their patients.”
A few hundred miles shorter, the southern route offers many challenges including rugged terrain and extreme temperatures. Only two other runners, both male, have been able to complete this route. Helene will be the first female to complete the extreme southern Gulf Coast route. She will also be the first runner to complete the southern route in the humid summer months.
Any additional money raised from this run will be donated to the Saint Francis deSales Elementary School, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on behalf of the Maryellen Rouse Neifert Memorial Fund. The memorial was created in memory of my mother, who passed away from cancer. This school, whose students come from disadvantaged backgrounds all around the country and world, has produced several Gates scholars.
To reserve an appointment or for additional information on Nurses Day, please call 480-755-7653.
To make a contribution to her mission or learn more about Neville’s run across the U.S.A., visit www.oneontherun.com. For information on Neville’s book, Nurses In Shape, please visit www.nursesinshape.com.
The SHOPS gainey village is located on the southeast corner of Doubletree Ranch Road and Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, Arizona.