Painting for a Purpose Event to Raise Funds for Vigor Family


In 2017, over $3,000 was raised during the cosmetology department’s “Let’s Nail Cancer!” event. The fundraiser benefited Carbon County’s Tait Levanger and Emery County’s Kaylee Taylor.

USU Eastern Press Release

Mark the week of March 4-8 if you are need of haircut, pedicure, eyebrow tint or a host of other services offered by the Utah State University Eastern cosmetology department.

All proceeds from the first week in March, called “Painting for a Purpose,” will be donated to the Jake Vigor family. Jake is the father of two daughters: ages one and three, and husband to Chelcee. He was recently diagnosed with cancer and is fighting stage-four melanoma.

Eight services will be offered by the cosmetology students the week of March 4-8 including balayage color, eyebrow wax, manicures, makeup applications, haircuts, pedicures, eyebrow tints and Brazilian blowouts as part of the fundraising specials. Every penny raised during the week will be donated to the Vigor family.

“Every semester, the cosmetology department sponsors a fundraiser to donate to someone in the area who needs financial assistance,” Debbie Prichard, cosmetology associate professor, said. “This semester, we chose the Vigor family and the department is proud to donate all funds raised by the student cosmetologists during the week. We hope the funds will make a dent in the medical bills the family is facing.”

To make an appointment, call 435-613-5303. The cosmetology department is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday for the fundraiser.

Eastern’s cosmetology department is the Carbon County’s Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for March 2019.

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