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Cut Out Cancer
at the J

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

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      We are excited to announce that
       Cut out Cancer is Back! 
Our monthly Mondays will take place at the Mandell JCC.

To learn 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 

Jared Cohen

Jared Cohen is the owner of Republic Restaurant in Bloomfield which is next door to Milano Salon where we meet monthly for Cut out Cancer. Jared has generously provided delicious lunch for us every month since we began in 2013. We met up with Jared at his second restaurant, Republic at the Linden in Hartford which opened in 2016. 

How did you get started helping Cut out Cancer? 
When I was 16 my mother Adrienne was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. While she got through that first diagnosis, 13 years later she had a double mastectomy from a recurrence. She unfortunately died at age 60 in 2011. So I was deeply impacted by cancer personally. When the women who created Cut out Cancer at Milano came next door to talk to me about helping, how could I say no? My mom was proud of any and everything I did and no doubt, she would be smiling a huge smile knowing I was doing what I could to help other women who are dealing with cancer. It’s the least I can do. I wish I had more time to help volunteer with the issues that touch my heart. I may not have time, but I get great pleasure from knowing I can help by providing delicious food to the clients at Milano. 

What gives you the greatest pleasure of being a restauranteur?
I love getting together with family and friends around great food and drinks. Standing at Republic and looking out and seeing the place buzzing with people enjoying food and drink makes my day…..even if I have worked 13-15 hours! 

You are one of the young businesspeople who has been reenergizing Hartford, where do you see things going? 
We love being in Hartford and believe there is a need for great places for young people to congregate, eat out and enjoy the many cultural happenings in our city. We are hoping more people from the suburbs will join us on a regular basis and not just on the nights when they come in for a show or concert.
We have taken over the café at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Untitled Bistro, where we provide lunch. We also do all the catering for events at the Atheneum so we have lots of wonderful things happening! 

We know the Bloomfield location the best since we enjoy lunch from there every month. What’s your favorite meal at Republic in Bloomfield? 
I love everything. But if I had to pick one, I would order the French cut chicken breast with the Parisian gnocchi and the lemon thyme jus. Delicious!


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 third Monday of every month we will gather at the J to provide services, comfort & support.

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 facials,massage,acupuncture & sound threrapy 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 @ the J

Next Monday -

Monday, June 17th  2024
Please call Sharon O'Brien at 860-231-6333
to schedule your appointment



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