Raritan Valley Community College evening Cosmetology students recently helped support cancer patients at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s first “Spring into Beauty” spa event. The philanthropic event, held May 20 at the hospital’s New Brunswick campus, provided an evening of pampering while participants learned about resources available for cancer patients, survivors and families. RVCC Cosmetology students provided hand and arm massages as well as hot paraffin treatment for skin softening.
Various colors of hair chalk were offered to participants to put a streak of color in their hair, demonstrating a sign of support. Students also provided information about the Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) program, which was established in 1989 in collaboration with the Personal Care Products Council, American Cancer Society and the Professional Beauty Association (PBA). The RVCC Cosmetology program offers students the opportunity to learn about organizations such as LGFB that are directly linked to their careers and offer volunteering opportunities to show their support. RVCC’s next full-time Cosmetology program begins August 30. The College also will offer a new Esthetics – Skin Care Specialist program starting in October. Financial aid and industry scholarships are available for those who qualify. For information about the program or upcoming information sessions, contact Marcia Bird, 908-526-1200, ext. 8618. For additional information, visit www.raritanval.edu. Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.