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MCW March Community Engagement Spotlight
March 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|March 9, 2023
The Spotlight Series: Gaulien “Gee” Smith
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 | 4–5 p.m.
|Meet Gaulien “Gee” Smith, founder and owner of Gee’s Clippers, a Milwaukee barbershop making strides with its commitment to the community.
Gee’s MKE Wellness Clinic is a health clinic in the barbershop that provides health care and awareness to individuals in the community. Gee has worked collaboratively with Froedtert Health to support skin cancer screenings and will be supporting colorectal cancer education.
|Gee opened the doors of Gee’s Clippers on June 1, 1995, with just four barbers and himself and has grown it to a 30-chair barbershop. The barbershop has created community partnerships with the Milwaukee Bucks and numerous other large companies in the Milwaukee area, and he and his staff have been the barbers or stylists to hundreds of professional athletes, politicians and celebrities over the past 27 years.
Gee and Gee’s Clippers are known and respected because of their relentless commitment to the community. Whether giving time, money or resources to toy drives, coat drives, feeding families in need or creating safe spaces and platforms, including for men to talk about challenges such as their mental health, Gee is always connecting with the community. Gee’s was the first barbershop in the country to charter a Boy Scout Troop, creating a significant avenue for mentoring. Gee’s Clippers has received numerous awards and recognition for its important work in the city of Milwaukee and across the globe.
To bring awareness to National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the March Community Engagement Spotlight is being planned in collaboration with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center and will be facilitated by Charles Rogers, PhD, MPH, MS, MCHES®, Research Scholar Endowed Chair and the inaugural Associate Director of Community Outreach & Engagement for the MCW Cancer Center.
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