City of Hope's Universal Warrior: Fantasy Hair Competition
Universal Warrior is the grand finale to the HopeCuts Mid-Atlantic 2013 campaign, which is the largest beauty industry fundraiser in the United States, consisting of hundreds of participating salons. The salons donate time and raise funds for cancer and HIV/AIDS research and treatment programs at City of Hope. If they raise over $200 during the HopeCuts campaign, the salons qualify to compete in this competition. The fundraising effort, with 175 salons in the tri-state area participating, raised nearly $100,000.