Friday, May 11, 2012

Beauty & Wellness Day #7

Last month, we brought our 7th Beauty & Wellness Day to Coler-Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island, NY. This Spring's event was at the Coler campus, where we saw lots of lovely familiar faces from prior visits. Once again, The Beauty & Wellness Team was greeted with so much appreciation and excitement. We were so humbled and touched by the ability to help people feel GOOD! 

My amazing team of beauty pros included makeup artist colleagues Anny Chow (pictured below), Michelle Carillo, Deidre Grant, Stephanie Albaraccin and Mimi Rizkalla. We all share a deep desire to be of service and promote beauty from the inside out. I so appreciate working with kindred spirits...

We are also thankful for the enthusiastic group of cosmetology students who volunteered through the Aveda-Carsten Institute. The school has been so supportive of our special day, sending large groups of students ready to give countless haircuts, blow-drys and manicures. DJ Kwame was also in attendance, spinning classic soul, R&B and world music that kept us grooving through the day.

Jan Fisher (pictured below) and Raquel Griffin provided reiki healing in a quiet sanctuary away from the bustling "salon". The healers are also part of a volunteer monthly healing day at Coler. Residents receive tremendous benefits from this gentle therapeutic practice!

Beauty & Wellness Day would not be possible without the generous time and talents of the volunteers and my inspiration: Ron Becker, the Director of Therapeutic Recreation, his Team and the Angelica Patient Assistance. You are amazing for all you do. A big thank you to Kahina Giving Beauty for always supporting this and donating to a great cause. 

If you would like to be involved in the next Beauty & Wellness Day in any way, please contact me at Peace & Love!

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