"Mondays at Racine" film screening

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

April 20, 2015 at 6:30 PM until 8:15 PM

Location: Cinema Center

Phone: 260-484-9560

Email: sstumpf@cancer-services.org

Event Description

March 24, 2015 Updated Mar 25, 2015 at 12:24 PM EST

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana has partnered with Green Hair Revolution and Cinema Center to offer a special presentation of the touching, award winning documentary, “Mondays at Racine”.

The film, directed by Cynthia Wade, shares the story of two sisters who open their Long Island hair salon to help women with cancer every third Monday. The film was nominated for the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject). In 2012, it won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the Independent Film Festival in Boston, the Indianapolis Film Festival in 2012 and the Best Short Documentary at the Irvine International Film Festival.

“Mondays at Racine offers people suffering from cancer the opportunity to face the challenge of healing… beautifully,” says the Mondays at Racine website.

Hair loss is frequent and often traumatic side effect of cancer treatment. The film explores the mind-body connection during cancer treatment and how a person’s appearance can dramatically influence mental and physical well-being.

Following the film, Marsha Haffner, M.S.Ed., director of clinical services at Cancer Services, will lead a discussion about the emotional effects of hair loss during cancer treatment and the audience’s thought on the film. Representatives from Your Virgin Hair Boutique, Urban Updates and Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana will share information about resources available to help local people feel beautiful while fighting cancer.

Donations of new or gently used wigs will be gratefully accepted at the event.

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