Cut Out Cancer Volunteer Highlight “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” Maya Angelou Mary Rogers
Mary has been a dedicated volunteer hairdresser at Cut out Cancer from the day we opened our doors almost 5 years ago. Hailing from Queens, NY, Mary can be found at Clyde St. Amand Salon in Avon where she brings over 40 years of experience as a hair designer and master colorist. We are grateful to Mary for her commitment to our mission and for bringing her kind and caring disposition to Cut out Cancer.
What motivated you to get involved in Cut out Cancer?
I was inspired by Ronit Shoham, who has been a client of mine for many years. She is so involved in so many ways in helping in the community. She told me about starting Cut out Cancer and I went to see the movie Mondays at Racine and found it so moving and knew I wanted to be part of this initiative. After being a hairdresser for 40 years, this was a new direction for me.
Tell us about a meaningful experience you had while volunteering at Cut out Cancer.
I think every month is a meaningful experience for me. The people I meet are some of the strongest women I have ever met. All of them are so thankful that we are providing the services that we all do. To me it is sharing my gift to make someone feel good and special while they are in my chair. It makes me feel good also.
How do you feel after a day of being a hairdresser at Cut out Cancer?
Sometimes sad, but most times grateful that I am able to do this. It takes me out of my own problems when I listen to these strong women. It gives me hope and strength and puts things in perspective for me.
What is your dream day off?
To be with my grandson. I’m looking forward to spending more time with him this summer at the lake, the beach. Such a joy he is!
What advice would you give to people dealing with cancer?
I have none. I have not traveled the road they have. I can only say, I have seen strength, hope and love in all the women I have met. If one day, life has a different plan for me, I will remember these women and god willing be as brave as them.
What is something you are proud of that not everyone knows about you?
I have 3 children, 1 grandson, 7 brothers and sisters, 9 nieces and nephews, 8 great nieces and nephews and 2 more on the way! I love them all and I am proud to say we all get along, stand by each other through many happy and sad times.
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"
September 17th, 2018
Please call Milano Salon & Day Spa to schedule your appointment