- AHS 2016
- VISIONARY AWARD
Alternative Hair Charitable Foundation grants Bloodwise £65,000
The Alternative Hair Charitable Foundation fighting leukaemia kick starts its new grant making programme by donating £65,000 to Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research). The money will go towards a ground-breaking research project at the University of Oxford looking into the origins of infant leukaemia.
The money comes from funds raised at the 2015 Alternative Hair Show featuring presentations from top hairdressers across the globe and staged at the Royal Albert Hall on 11th October this year.
The Show, now in its 33rd year, has already contributed in excess of £9 million towards successful research into childhood leukaemia so that today more than nine out of 10 children survive this life threatening cancer of the blood. However, these encouraging results do not extend to infants (those aged 12 months or less). This latest grant from the Foundation will support research under the auspices of Bloodwise that is designed to lead to a better understanding of this dilemma and so onwards to meeting the challenge it presents.
The 2016 Alternative Hair Show celebrates a long and epic journey.
Very aptly named “Odyssey”, the 34th Alternative Hair Show, is a time to remember the voyage Tony Rizzo and the many supportive international hair teams have taken since the very first Show at Camden Palace in October 1983. Hairstyles have changed, fashion has taken its own spectacular journey and audiences have grown, but the enduring support from the professional world of hairdressing, the global trade media and the charity sponsors, remains constant.
We must remember, Alternative Hair exists to support funding and research for Leukaemia and many other blood cancers. Every show is held in memory of Valentino Rizzo, Tony and Maggie Rizzo’s first-born son, who sadly died of Leukaemia at the age of 2 years.