On October 23, The Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center hosted its ninth annual Ladies’ Spa Day. Approximately 60 women attended the event, all of whom are current cancer patients receiving treatment at Mount Sinai or cancer survivors. The women enjoyed a day of pampering and relaxation while also being provided with helpful information to manage their cancer.
Attendees indulged in complimentary beauty services such as manicures, massages, hair styling, facials and wig care. Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour, a recent partner of the Mount Sinai Cancer Center for the annual Key To The Cure event, also attended and provided make-up application services. In addition to beauty treatments, the women were invited to participate in energy therapy, meditation and yoga sessions.
Among the survivors at this event was Ada Nimo, who was diagnosed with breast cancer ten years ago and received her treatments at Mount Sinai. “I have been coming to this event since it started because I feel it is important to treat yourself and remind yourself of your beauty within, especially when cancer treatments can wreak havoc on how your self esteem and how you feel you look,” said Nimo. “But, mainly, it’s important to have the opportunity to meet and talk to other women who are going, or have gone through, the same thing you did.
Information on healthy eating and integrative medicine were also presented by Mike Cusnir, M.D., an oncologist at Mount Sinai. A special appearance by the current Mrs. Florida, Teresa Sheffield, who is also a nurse at the Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center, empowered many of the women to realize that confidence and beauty, truly come from within.