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Cut Out Cancer at Milano

Offering Salon/Spa services the second Monday of each month for those undergoing cancer treatment.

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To learn more about Cut Out Cancer, please watch the videos below

Introduction to Cut Out Cancer

First Visit to Cut Out Cancer

Cut Out Cancer Services

Cut Out Cancer Volunteers

Cut Out Cancer Volunteer Highlight

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” 
 Maya Angelou 

Katie D'Onofrio


Massage Therapist, Manicure and pedicurist
Owner, Del Soul Spa, Voted “Best Day Spa” in Best of Hartford 2019 and 1stRunner up for “Best Massage”

Katie describes herself as being a “go, go, go” person and her warmth and energy have been going strong since she started volunteering at Cut out Cancer almost 5 years ago. One of our first and most dedicated volunteers, Katie took time out from her full-time job as co-owner of Del Soul Spa in Newington, to share with us why she has made this commitment.

Why did you decide to volunteer at Cut out Cancer?
When I heard about the mission at Cut out Cancer, it spoke to me. My grandmother battled breast cancer and died of melanoma years later.  My mom has been dealing with skin cancer and is constantly getting it removed. It seems like everyone knows someone who has had to deal with cancer.
This struck me as a perfect way to do what I love- I love people, I love finding out their stories and I love being able to help them feel a little better. At Cut out Cancer, I hope everyone will feel that they are part of a family, that they will feel that sense of a supportive community. I have tried to create the same warm and welcoming atmosphere at my spa. We converted an old house in Newington and we want people to feel at home.

Can you share an example where you felt you made a difference?
I mostly do pedicures at Cut out Cancer, but I am also trained as a massage therapist. I once was helping a client who had stage 4 lung cancer. The client told me that the message had really helped her pain management and that I had changed her life. She told me that a “guardian angel” would be watching over me for the good that I had done in helping her cope with her pain. I love that feeling that I could actually make a difference in her life.

Tell us about your spa. You are so young to have your own business!
Two years ago my cousin and I opened our spa in Newington and we now have 6 staff and offer full spa services including, skin care, massage, waxing, nail care. And we are open 7 days a week! 

What we are most excited about is that we were voted the Best of Hartford in 2019 in the category “Best Day Spa”, and 1st runner up for “Best Massage”!
We are thrilled to be recognized for what we value- giving every client a personal and welcome experience.

You have a lot going on in your life now.
Yes! I am getting married this summer to my fiancé Greg whom I have dated and lived with for almost the last 4 yrs and becoming a family with his daughter, Ava. We are going to get married at the place where I have dreamed of having my wedding since I was much younger- at Harkness Memorial Park.

Who else do you live with?
My house is a small farm! We have 6 chickens, 8 baby ducks, 3 dogs (Gizmo, Tasha and Doc), a cat, a bunny and fish.  As you can see, I LOVE animals!


A Welcoming and warm Place for Complimentary Beauty & Support  

Cut Out Cancer's mission is to help you get through your cancer treatments, providing special care and healing through salon & spa services that target specific symptoms or just make you feel pampered. On the second Monday of every month when Milano is normally closed, the salon will be open exclusively for you, to enjoy the salon services free of charge.


Our mission at Cut Out Cancer is to provide salon and spa services to individuals currently undergoing treatment for cancer (either surgery, chemotherapy or radiation).  Services include hair styles and color, wig fittings and styling, pedicures, manicures, facials and massage.  In addition, we invite you to enjoy our Art Table and various refreshments throughout the day.

Due to the high demand for these services we have the following policies:.

  • One service each month is provided to anyone actively in treatment
  • Clients receiving long term treatment plans (ex: chemo pill) can receive a total of 6 services.
  • We would ask our clients to schedule a different service for a consecutive month
  • Once your treatment is completed you are welcome to one additional service

While we strive to follow these policies, please contact us if you have specific needs, concerns or questions.

Next "Cut Out Cancer @ Milano"

February 10th, 2020

Please call Milano Salon & Day Spa to schedule your appointment

(860) 242-4401


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