Cancer Survivor Beauty And Support Day

Cancer Survivor Beauty And Support Day

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Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ (CSBSD™) is a nationwide event that takes place every year on the first Tuesday in June. It is a day of volunteering when those in the beauty and related industries in all fifty states offer complimentary services to all men, women and children cancer survivors, regardless of their type of cancer or when they were diagnosed. All cancer survivors are invited to participate and, for many, CSBSD™ is the only time during the year that they receive a little personal kindness, warm support and tender pampering.

Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ (CSBSD™) is a purely volunteer event with no monies being raised and with no solicitations being made on that day or at any other time of the year. Unless a cancer survivor posts on Facebook or emails the CSBSD™ chairperson, no one is ever privy to those survivors who participate in the day. Thousands of volunteers from the spa, beauty and related industries freely give their support and services on this day to all cancer survivors. Volunteers decide what services they wish to offer, and they post the CSBSD™ flyer or their own poster to let their clients know about Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™. Cancer survivors make their own appointments for that day. On the Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ web site, there is a listing of all participating locations by state, by city, in alphabetical order for cancer survivors to reference.

Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ (CSBSD™) is supported by volunteers who work for cancer clinics, hospitals, cancer care organizations and many related agencies, all participating in this special day, helping to get the Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ information to all cancer survivors. In addition, there are many published articles and broadcast announcements promoting Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™.

Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ is continually reaching out to every cancer survivor to let them know about this wonderful day of beauty and support. Each year, the number of cancer survivors learning about and enjoying a complimentary beauty service grows. It is the goal of Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ to reach every cancer survivor to let them know about this special day. Each year, more and more salons, spas, beauty shops, barber shops and massage salons join the participation list and volunteer their services on Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™. If there is not listed a participating salon near to where a survivor lives, then the cancer survivor is encouraged to email CSBSD™ at bnp@cancersurvivorbeautyandsupportday.org with the names and telephone numbers of a few establishments closest to where they live so that they can be contacted and hopefully added to the participation list. It is the goal of Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ to reach all of the beauty schools to encourage them to have their students experience and participate in the cancer support day. It is the goal of Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ to reach all those licensed in the beauty industry, to encourage them to volunteer a service of their choice to the cancer survivors


A Personal Message

In 2003, I learned about a salon in northern California where so many of their clients were being treated for cancer that the owner decided to have a spa day for cancer survivors. Thinking that was such a wonderful idea, I went to a salon in my hometown of Highland Park, Illinois and asked the owner if she might also support a spa day for cancer survivors. We had a spa evening with everyone from the salon volunteering, all of the available appointments quickly filled up and there was a waiting list of cancer survivors hoping to participate. At that first spa evening, I quickly realized that this was not only about the complimentary service being provided but, for the survivors it was a special moment of support and bonding. Shortly thereafter, I began working to expand Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ as an annual national day throughout the country. With the incredible support of Great Clips and many beauty schools, plus the growing participation of salons, spas, beauty shops, barber shops and massage salons, Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ is now an annual event celebrated in all fifty states. Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ has been recognized in the US House of Representatives since 2009, and has been cited by many state and local governments.

Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ is a yearly event supported by thousands of volunteers who make the commitment to generously give of themselves to others, to cancer survivors, receiving nothing more in return than a heartfelt "thank you" as their reward.

Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ is one day, annually the first Tuesday in June, intended to make all participating cancer survivors feel more supported and appreciated. It definitely touches the soul of all who volunteer. Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ makes life a bit more enjoyable for the cancer survivor and lot more fulfilling for those who volunteer.

"The real beauty of Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ is the support it gives!"

Barbara Natof Paget, Chair
Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day™ Foundation