13 Apr Erika Cole by Raquel Salon Newest Addition to Mondays at Racine Charter Salon Program
Syosset, NY- April 13th, 2016 – Erika Cole by Raquel Salon announced the grand opening of their new cancer care program, Mondays at Erika Cole by Raquel. In partnership with the non-profit, Mondays at Racine, one Monday a month the salon will open their doors to provide complimentary beauty and wellness services for those undergoing treatment for cancer. Services include haircuts, head shaving, scalp treatments, wig care and cosmetic lash and brow services.
“I was fortunate enough to be given a second chance in my life. I had someone come in and help me, essentially saving me, and from that point forward I decided that I was going to give back,” said Carolyn Devito, founder of Erika Cole by Raquel salon. “After meeting Cynthia and Rachel, and learning about how they were helping people going through such a detrimental time in their life, I knew this was perfect for my staff and I. Being able to provide support through beauty treatments to someone who is suffering makes them feel pretty in a time of a huge crisis; to me that’s the ultimate way of giving back.”
To commemorate the launch, Erika Cole by Raquel hosted a ribbon-cutting event at their Syosset, NY location, followed by a special screening of the Academy Award nominated HBO short documentary, Mondays at Racine. The founders of Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation, Cynthia Sansone and Rachel DeMolfetto, were there for a short Q&A after the screening.
As the newest charter salon of the Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation, Erika Cole staff have committed to carrying out the Mondays mission of helping people living with cancer face the challenge of healing… beautifully.
“We’re excited for Erika Cole by Raquel to join the Mondays at Racine family,” said Karla Waldron, Executive Director for Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation. “Carolyn and her team are an excellent addition to our growing Charter Salon program on Long Island, giving those dealing with cancer another place to go for treatments, support and a smiling face.”
About Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation: Born in 2004 out of the Racine Salon in Islip, NY, Mondays at Racine’s primary mission is to reduce the physical, emotional and cosmetic side effects of chemotherapy and radiation by providing free in-salon beauty and wellness services. The 501c3 nonprofit gained national attention in the 2013 Oscar nominated HBO Documentary Short ‘Mondays at Racine‘. A licensing and educational program is available to qualifying salons and spas that wish to join in the fight to change the face of cancer.