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Classy Art CEO Gabriel Cohen to Shave Head for Breast Cancer Research
In an effort to raise money for Breast Cancer Research, Classy Art’s Owner and CEO Gabriel Cohen has announced he will be shaving his head during the High Point October Market on Monday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.
Every dollar raised will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation which was hand selected by Cohen because it is one of the organizations with the lowest salaried CEO as well as lowest administrative costs to operate leaving the majority of the funds for research and programs.
As an extra incentive, Cohen will let the biggest donor perform the haircut. While Cohen is known for smiles and laughs throughout the industry, the staff at Classy Art fully expect him to be in tears as he says farewell to what he refers to as, “the source of his powers.”
“The idea hit me while packing for market, I saw my pink suit hanging there, and I recognized that it wouldn’t fit after packing on my quarantine weight,” said Cohen. “I then realized that there was not going to be an official Pink Out Market day that normally occurs during October markets. So, it struck me that just because our attention has been diverted towards the pandemic, we shouldn’t forget about the struggle that so many women have faced long before Covid-19 and will face long after the virus is gone. Our founder, my mother, Biatriz Cohen and her sister are both breast cancer survivors, so this issue hits close to home for me, and I feel like most people have had some encounter at some level with this shattering diagnosis. While I am eager to raise a good amount of money, what I am really hoping for is to inspire others to take action as well.”
Gabriel Cohen’s father and co-founder of Classy Art, Isaac Cohen will also shave his head live on Facebook from his home in Houston, following Gabriel’s live feed from Classy Art’s High Point showroom. The link will be posted/shared on the Classy Art Facebook page which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/ClassyArtSocial.
Classy Art will be accepting cash donations at their industry famous bar in their showroom at High Point market which is located at Center Point Hamilton 401 S. Hamilton St #113. While visiting the bar is definitely the most fun way of donating, with the sensitivity of the pandemic in mind, donations can also be made via these online methods below:
Venmo ---- @ClassyArt
CashApp ---- $ClassyArt
PayPal ----- Paypal.me/ClassyArt
For those interested in being the biggest donor who are not at High Point market, Cohen has also committed to purchasing last minute flights using his own personal reward points to market for the donor wishing to be the one to shave his head. Buyers, exhibitors, reps, and competitors alike are all invited, but please wear a mask and practice social distancing.