Universal Companies Pink Glove Sales Result in City of Hope Donations over $62,000

In September 2006, spa professionals everywhere began replacing their usual hygienic vinyl gloves with pink gloves from Universal Companies, showing consumers their support for the battle against breast cancer. Since then, leading spa products distributor Universal Companies has donated over $62,000 — proceeds from the sale of these special gloves — to City of Hope, a leading Southern California biomedical research and treatment center and hospital for cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

The Pink Glove project was created when Universal Companies joined efforts with Intrinsics® single-use essentials to raise money to fight breast cancer. Pink Gloves were an easy product choice because they are vital to the spa industry and highly visible during spa treatments. The total profit from the sale of each box of 100 pink vinyl gloves — $5.50 — is donated to City of Hope.

Professionals in other fields, including the salon and healthcare industries, have also adopted Pink Gloves since their introduction in 2006. When customers purchase and use Universal Companies' Pink Gloves while performing services, they are not only donating to City of Hope, but also demonstrating their support and building awareness of breast cancer research, treatment, and education among their clients.

"We are very glad that spa professionals want to partner with us in this effort to increase funding to battle breast cancer," said Universal Founder and CEO Marti Morenings. "All of us have been touched either personally or by a friend or loved one who has suffered from this dreaded disease. City of Hope is doing amazing research on fighting breast cancer, and we're privileged to be a part of that work."

The Pink Glove is lightly powdered and available in small and medium sizes. For more information about The Pink Glove project or to order a box of 100 latex-free gloves for $9.99, please call Universal Companies at 800.558.5571.

About Universal Companies — Universal Companies is the leading single-source supplier to the spa industry, providing thousands of products to help day spas, resort spas, medical spas, and independent practitioners manage and grow their businesses. An early innovator in the spa industry, Universal has forged strong partnerships with hundreds of manufacturers to create unique and effective products that meet the needs of the business owner or spa practitioner. Universal Companies prides itself in "simplifying" the demands placed on spa operators by being a "one source spa solution" and providing numerous resources, including consultative selling and education. For more information about Universal Companies, please call 800-558-5571 or visit www.universalcompanies.com .