Charles Penzone Salons Pamper Girls with Life-Threatening Illnesses
Salon to Host 17th Annual A Kid Again Mother/Daughter Spa Day
On Sunday, July 19, nearly 80 young girls from nonprofit A Kid Again, which brings activities and support to children with life threatening illnesses and their families, will enjoy a day with The Charles Penzone Salons. The spa day goes beyond just a day of pampering. Along with haircuts, manicures, facials, massages and dinner, it offers a safe environment for girls in treatment to support one another, enabling these girls to temporarily escape the medicine and the hospitals and be what they truly are—girls. It also gives their mothers a well-needed break and a chance to share quality time with their daughters.
“Having a child battling a serious illness makes it quite a challenge to juggle hospital stays, and medical appointments, not to mention coping with the physical toll the treatments have on the kids,” says Debra Penzone, President of The Charles Penzone Salons. “For girls especially who worry about their appearance during treatment, a spa day is great medicine. It boosts their self-confidence, and it’s a perfect time for both daughters and mothers to bond more closely.”
The Charles Penzone Salons is a strong advocate for causes that empower women and support children, and salon and spa professionals will carry on this tradition by donating their time and talent at The Grand Salon in Gahanna/New Albany. Since 1999, The Charles Penzone Salons has hosted the Mother/Daughter event, providing a day of pampering for girls with life threatening illnesses and their mothers.
“We are thrilled to partner with The Charles Penzone Salons again this year to throw a fabulous event for our girls and their mothers,” shares Kathy Derr, Director of Programs and Volunteers of A Kid Again. “Most of these girls would never even dream of having a spa day like this given their conditions. I’m sure they will cherish these memories for a long time.”