Nick Wachs and his father, Earthly Body President Kevin Wachs
Nick Wachs and his father, Earthly Body President Kevin Wachs

Earthly Body teamed up with The Rescue Train as a sponsor for its Southern California “Race for the Rescues” event on Oct. 24 to raise money for saving animal lives. The company offered its Facebook followers a user code for its Marrakesh and Earthly Body websites, and every product purchased with the code up until race day resulted in a $1 donation to The Rescue Train. Owner Kevin Wachs and son Nick were out at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA for the 10th anniversary of the race, which included a 5K, 10K and expo. The donations raised through the race are used to help save the lives of once forgotten dogs, cats and horses while also providing important programs to the community such as veterinary care for the pets of low-income families, free spay and neuter clinics and a shelter intervention program.

In addition,Wachs was contacted in September by Rachel Lemon, a hairdresser who uses Marrakesh Haircare in her salon. She lost her home and her car in the Valley Fire that devastated the Middletown, CA area. More than 1,000 homes were destroyed, including her mothers. As the town struggles to recover, Lemon is offering free haircuts to those displaced and is passing out free Marrakesh shampoos and conditioners with the service.

 “Donating the product was a no brainer because at the end of the day, we work in an industry that really helps people feel better about themselves," Wachs says. "While nothing can replace what has been lost, any gesture big or small helps. And it’s our pleasure to be a part of that.”

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