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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, January 26, 2012

W.H.O. Foundation Grants $24,500 to Doctors Without Walls

Doctors Without Walls, a non-profit organization that provides medical care to unsheltered homeless people, has been awarded a grant in the amount of $24,500 from the W.H.O. (Women Helping Others®) Foundation on behalf of BeautiControl®.


A check presentation took place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2012, during BeautiControl Executive Director Michelle Jones’ Success Meeting at the Best Western, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Board President, Nancy Lapolla, who attended the event for Doctors Without Walls, said, “The Board of Directors, the Women’s Clinic Medical Director and the premed intern – along with all of our amazing nurses and students who volunteer at the Women’s Free Homeless Clinic – were filled with gratitude that W.H.O. understands the awesome work and critical need of our underserved homeless women’s population.”

Lapolla went on to say, “This is the first grant written specifically targeting our important work in our homeless women’s clinic. The WFHC currently caters to the distinct needs of at-risk women, giving them a safe haven where they can shower, have a hot meal and have their medical

needs met by our volunteer medical staff. With extensive input from the women themselves, volunteers, and the leadership of DWW, we are excited to utilize this grant to make sustainable changes to women’s’ health.”

“It is because of the support of our BeautiControl Independent Consultants that we are able to change so many lives. We are ever grateful for their generosity and support,” said W.H.O. Foundation Executive Director Cindy Turek. “As the number of

BeautiControl Independent Consultants and associates grows and supports our vision, we will be able to help so many more organizations and change so many more lives!”

About the W.H.O. Foundation

Established in 1993, the W.H.O. Foundation is committed to encouraging women everywhere to help others through community service, supporting organizations dedicated to the needs of women, children and families in crisis. W.H.O. has been enlightening, educating and empowering women and families for nearly 19 years and has awarded over $4.6 million in grants.

For more information, visit www.whofoundation.org

About Doctors Without Walls

Doctors Without Walls (DWW) provides volunteer, free medical care based on the vision that street medicine is a valuable medical specialty that benefits the entire community. DWW strives to deliver healthcare to vulnerable populations in their own reality, leading to clinics in parks, on the streets, in the Women’s Free Homeless Clinic (WFHC), and in partnerships with community warming shelters. In 2011, the street teams provided care to over 1150 patients while the WFHC catered to the distinct needs of over 450 at-risk women.

For more information, visit: www.santabarbarastreetmedicine.org

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