Event Provides Day of Beauty, Rejuvenation,
Relaxation for Cancer Patients
|Among those gathering at Marlboro’s Avanti Day Resort for The Women’s Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center’s semiannual Spa for Spirit event for cancer patients are, second row, left, Claire Knopf, Women’s Council Chair, bottom row, from left, Avanti manager Dana Spano and owner Luda Conti, and Spa for Spirit co-chairs Judi Morris, front row third from left, and Pari Harrison, back row, center.
Long Branch, NJ (October 8, 2013) –The Women’s Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center recently hosted its semiannual “Spa for Spirit” — held twice a year to give about 30 cancer patients a day of relaxation, rejuvenation and beauty — at Avanti Day Resort in Manalapan.
“The women spend the day getting facials, massages and have lunch — all in the name of health and well-being,” says Judi Morris, Spa for Spirit co-chair for The Women’s Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center . “The Women’s Council created Spa for Spirit to help women who are going through chemotherapy or radiation therapy to feel beautiful and relaxed, and ultimately help them to recover more quickly.”
Participants are treated to facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, and cosmetic makeovers and are invited to take part in discussions on health and well-being. All spa treatments are approved by Monmouth Medical Center ’s Cancer Services’ clinical staff.
Funding for Spa for Spirit comes from the annual Power of Pink membership luncheons hosted by The Women’s Council each summer. The 2013 Power of Pink membership luncheon was held July 11 at Riverwind, the private Middletown estate of Monmouth Medical Center benefactor Morgan E. Cline
“Power of Pink is not only about breast cancer — its focus and that of The Women’s Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center is much broader, helping women in their struggle with many other types of cancer,” says event co-chair Pari Harrison, who notes that the 2013 Power of Pink Luncheon also will benefit the Patient Infusion Unit at Monmouth’s Leon Hess Cancer Center.
To learn more about Spa for Spirit or supporting The Women’s Council, visit http://www.monmouthfoundation.org/, or call 732-923-6886.
Date: October 8, 2013
Contact: Elizabeth Brennan