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There was a different group of clients sitting in the chairs of Artistic Esthetic Spa getting manicures on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 15).
In an effort to show their support for the London Abused Women’s Centre (LAWC) and its Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign, five of London’s sports leaders — London Lightning coach Micheal Ray Richardson and general manager Taylor Brown, London Knights president and head coach Dale Hunter, Western University Mustangs football coach Greg Marshall and FC London president Ian Campbell — dropped by the spa for purple manicures.
“The purpose of this is to raise awareness about the issue of women abuse in our community,” said LAWC executive director Megan Walker. “Although this might seem like a silly idea, it is actually very significant to have five men step up to the plate to send a really clear message out that good men don’t abuse women.”
Having his first manicure ever, something that he described as “a very strange feeling,” Campbell noted that while the cause is about awareness, the challenge was getting the word, out especially to men. “I think the opportunity to spread that word to them as well is important and why we are here.”
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