Local Salon to Host Day of Pampering for Cancer Survivors
Apr 30, 2019 11:31AM
In recognition of National Cancer Survivors Day June 2, Appearances Hair Color & Design Studio will be hosting a day of pampering for cancer survivors at its 11961 Bradburn Blvd. #600, Westminster location.
“My mom was diagnosed with an inoperable, terminal brain tumor two years ago and was given a prognosis of 2 to 18 months to live. Twenty-four months later, and after chemo and radiation, she is still recovering, but very much alive. The tumor shrunk and has not grown within the past year,” said Appearances Owner Sondra Thrasher, who has planned the event and is hosting it in honor of her mother and other cancer survivors. “When my mom was diagnosed, it scared me considerably. She was always my rock and I knew I had to be hers.”
National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world on the first Sunday in June. It is a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach effort to the community.
“Being the daughter of a cancer survivor, I can attest to the intense struggles that families, friends, and caregivers go through along with the person who is literally fighting for his or her life. Trying to be strong for someone you love dearly, who may or may not survive, is one of the hardest things I have ever done – and I know very well that I am not alone in this, even though it can feel so terribly isolating and lonely,” explained Thrasher. “When I found out about National Cancer Survivors Day, I was inspired to give back to all those who have been affected by the devastation surrounding cancer; to all those who are surviving every day. My hope is that they can enjoy a day for themselves to be pampered and showered with love.”
The nonprofit National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation provides free guidance, education, and networking to hundreds of hospitals, support groups, and other cancer-related organizations that host events in their communities.
The Appearances Event on June 2 will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the salon plans to provide free hair/scalp treatments and blow-outs for all those who come. There will be a sign-in sheet for the different services offered, with food and drinks for guests to enjoy while waiting, as well as raffles throughout the day.
“We are working with neighboring businesses to support the event and we will be accepting donations for The National Cancer Association through Crowdrise.com at www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign-manager/edit/sondra-thrasher/national-cancer-survivors-day/campaign
Many local businesses have signed up to support the event:
• Intuitive Energy Healing: donating free Reiki on the date as well as a gift card
for the raffle towards one free personalized one hour treatment
• Core Vitality: donating free chair massages on the day as well as a gift
card for the raffle towards a free personalized one hour massage
• Falyn Leith: donating free mini facials and makeup applications by Mary Kay
• CorePower Yoga: donating a gift card for the raffle for a one month membership
• 5280 Burger Bar: donating two $50 gift cards for the raffle and a special
discount on meals for those who attend the event
• Summit Medical Care Center: donating two gift certificates for the raffle
• Living Well: donating gift certificates toward services for the raffle
• Skin Bar MedSpa: donating two $50 gift cards
• Beyond BodyWork: donating a one-hour massage gift card
Visit their Facebook page for additional information. They will also be holding a drawing for those who submit their stories surrounding cancer. www.facebook.com/allabouthaircolor/