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File #: 180759    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 9/13/2018 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 9/13/2018
Title: Recognizing and Honoring Richard Cornish for his work in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where he gives of his time styling the hair of both patients and caregivers for the Salon Services Program, which raises morale and instills joy and dignity in those receiving his services.
Sponsors: Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Oh, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember O'Neill
Attachments: 1. Signature18075900.pdf
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Recognizing and Honoring Richard Cornish for his work in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where he gives of his time styling the hair of both patients and caregivers for the Salon Services Program, which raises morale and instills joy and dignity in those receiving his services.

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WHEREAS, A native of Oklahoma, Richard Cornish moved to Philadelphia at the age of 18 with big dreams. He began working at the Center City hair studio Panache as an assistant, and with hard-work and dedication he eventually became one of the City's top hair stylists; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Cornish is currently, the coordinator for the Salon Services Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The program was made possible by the generous donation from the Gottschalchs, a family with their own experience of spending long hours in the Hospital looking after their sick child; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Cornish started as a volunteer at CHOP until he became an official employee when the Salon Services Program was created. He now works two and a half days a week providing his hair styling services to patients and their families in the Hospital; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Cornish and his colleague Amy Moore, provide special buzz cuts to patients who are suffering from hair loss due to chemotherapy treatment. Additionally, twice a month, they give parents and caregivers in the Oncology Unit free haircuts and blowouts. This service offers a much-needed moment of relaxation to those who are continually putting their needs aside for the benefit of their loved ones; and

WHEREAS, Additionally, Mr. Cornish provides his services to other units in the Hospital, including the Rehab Unit, where a new cut can help uplift a teenager recovering from addiction. He also consults with transgender youth and assists them in creating their new looks that are more aligned with their gender identity; and

WHEREAS, These pop-up salons at CHOP give caregivers and patients hope and enables many ...

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