On Long Island, Monday isn’t just the beginning of the week, it is a day devoted to the well-being for those who are undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
As more and more people are diagnosed with cancer, the need for resources and support to get them back to their everyday life and work environment has become increasingly important.
A decade ago, Racine Salon and Spa located on Main Street in Islip, began offering complimentary beauty treatments for those undergoing treatment for cancer on Monday’s, a day that salons are traditionally closed.
As the need grew, they became a non-profit organization in order to expand their reach. The Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation Since has provided wellness and beauty services to more than 8,000 Long Islanders undergoing cancer treatment, all at no cost to the patient.
Racine is operated by sisters, Rachel Demolfetto, Cynthia Sansone, Karla Waldron and Rosemary Berger.
Every client’s health and beauty regimen is highly personal and critically important, and the Mondays at Racine staff understands the power and importance of their self-image.