Cos Bar Cares: In support of National Cancer Survivors Day

By Cos Bar 2 years ago

In support of National Cancer Survivors Day, Cos Bar is offering all local survivors who are living with and beyond cancer a complimentary makeup application or mini facial on June 4th. We will donate 10% of all proceeds on June 4th to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Moon Shots Program to support cancer research.

"Both my husband and I were treated at MD Anderson, and we are honored to be able to support their research to Make Cancer History."

National Cancer Survivors Day is an opportunity for cancer survivors to connect with other survivors, celebrate milestones, and acknowledge the contributions of the families, friends, healthcare providers, and researchers who have supported them along the way. It's a day for cancer survivors to stand together and show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful, fulfilling, and even inspiring.

Cos Bar's founder, Lily Garfield, is a cancer survivor. She received the news over Memorial Day weekend in 2007 that she had malignant peripheral T-cell lymphoma, a rare and aggressive diagnosis. Immediately she and her husband packed their bags and moved to Houston to begin a clinical trial at MD Anderson.

"It was hard and scary on so many levels. I was away from my children, my friends and my home, but I was determined to get the best treatment. Being treated for cancer is a very isolating experience. I felt like the world just stopped."

In October of 2007, before completing her clinical trial, Lily went into remission and she’s been in remission ever since. A few years later, in January 2015, Lily’s husband Ron was diagnosed with B-cell lymphoma. He too underwent a clinical trial at MD Anderson and went into remission in August 2015 after completing his treatment series. Today Lily serves on the Executive Board of the hospital, and Cos Bar is honored to give back to the institution that Lily credits for “saving our lives". Please join us in Making Cancer History.

"Whether you are a cancer survivor or recently diagnosed, your strength and courage are an inspiration."

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