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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 

Marita Occhineri

                                                                                                                                                                                  

Marita has been with Cut out Cancer from the very beginning. She is a highly valued member of our volunteer service provider team- as a liaison with Milano, and as a seasoned professional with many varied talents and a willingness to jump in and do whatever is needed whenever it’s needed. A long time Bloomfield girl we love her for her great sense of humor and her “snappy” attitude.

How did you get involved with Cut out Cancer?

I’ve been working with Sergio and Valerio on and off for over 20 years. Way back in 1981, Sergio opened his first salon in Bloomfield called “Sheer 2000”. I was his first assistant. He was a perfectionist and he taught me to be one too. I left to open my own salon in West Hartford for a while, but eventually returned to Milano and was asked to help with some of the administrative aspects of the salon, including Cut out Cancer.

You are a breast cancer survivor, right?

Little did I expect that after I got involved with Cut out Cancer, that 4 months later, I myself would be diagnosed with breast cancer. I believe that your mind and body are closely intertwined and I decided I was going to beat it and not let this illness run my life. I am a firm believer that your attitude and mind set can have a big impact on conquering your illness. Rather than lie in bed feeling sorry for myself, I forced myself to get out of bed, to try to go to the gym and to try to live as normal a life as possible. I am now a 4 year survivor and I feel great!

What is something that most people don’t know about you?

I do a lot of quiet volunteer work. My husband, my son and I hosted a Fresh Air Fund boy from the inner city of New York giving him a chance to live with us for four summers, and experiencing all kinds of new things.  I have also helped women who have been victims of domestic violence and collected supplies for women who needed a safe place at Interval House. Working with women all day in my chair, I hear so many stories and have learned so much about them, that I decided I should study them and I got a degree in Women’s Studies at Hartford College for Women.

What is your typical day off like?

I cherish my time off. Finally, I can go to the gym, have lunch with friends and then binge watch Criminal Minds on TV. I love to figure out why people are the way they are.

What do you like about being involved with Cut out Cancer?

There is something you feel the minute you walk in….you come down that long hall from the back door and you are a little apprehensive.  And then you are embraced by the enthusiasm of the board, they are so welcoming, giving and comforting. True unconditional love with no judgment. 

 

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"

December 10th, 2018

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(860) 242-4401

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