Hundreds of people poured into Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury Monday night for the big annual Long Island Beauty Ball for Cancer Care.
This was the fourth consecutive year for the Beauty Ball fundraiser, which is hosted by the Mondays at Racine Foundation.
Proceeds enable Mondays at Racine to maintain and grow their Charter Salon program, “all in support of the overall mission to reduce the physical, emotional and cosmetic side effects of chemotherapy and radiation,” according to the foundation.
GreaterBayShore.com is a media sponsor of the Beauty Ball, which features huge raffle prizes, plenty of health and beauty vendors and even a hair and makeup contest. Scroll down for photos by Melissa Caprisecca. Click the 2, 3, 4 boxes, etc. to view them all.
What’s Mondays at Racine?
The Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation was jumpstarted by the 2013 Oscar-nominated HBO documentary Mondays at Racine. The foundation was founded by Cynthia Sansone and Rachel DeMolfetto.
The sisters had already been inviting women undergoing cancer treatment to their Racine Salon in Islip for a decade on Mondays — when the salon is closed — so they could have the place to themselves. And then HBO came knocking. (See trailer below.)
Hair salons, spas and wellness centers across Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester have since partnered with the Mondays program to offer salon care for cancer patients on Mondays or other nights.