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Arches of Love: An Day of Beauty & Comfort



What:                  Spa day for women living with cancer (in treatment

                                & post-treatment)


Where:               Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

                               3800 Reservoir Road, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057

When:             Tuesday, October 25, 2016 11am - 2pm

Highlights:    Sponsored by the Georgetown Lombardi Arts and

                               Humanities Program, Arches of Love: A day of  beauty

                               and comfort is designed to help provide care for women

                               who are living with cancer.


                               Blu Water CEO Julie Nguyen will be fitting and providing women with real hair prosthetic eyebrows. Mon                                         Termsak, a massage therapist, Ivetta Karapetian, an esthetician, and Marcela Urioste, Founder of FoM world                                       products/ celebrity make up artist will also be there to provide massages, skin care advice, and makeup                                                 applications.




Arches of Love: An Evening of Wellness & Beauty

Event Description By

Julia Langley, Arts and Humanities Program –, (202) 444-7228 ********************************************************************************************

What:                  Spa evening for women living with cancer (in treatment & post-treatment) Where: Blu Water Day Spa

                                5234 Nicholson Lane, Kensington, MD 20895


When:             Thursday, October 29, 2015 6pm – 8pm


Highlights:    Sponsored by the Georgetown Lombardi Arts and Humanities Program, Arches of Love is an evening of                                              wellness and beauty to help provide care for women who are living with cancer.


                               Blu Water CEO Julie Nguyen will be fitting and providing women with real hair prosthetic eyebrows. Make-up                                  and skin care consultants will be on hand to give lessons and advice.


                               Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Leaders, Dr. Eleni Tousimis and Dr. Claudine Isaacs will                                  answer questions and provide an update on the newest advancements in women’s cancer care. Wine and hors                                    d’oeuvres will be served.


                               There is no charge as the event is sponsored by the Georgetown Lombardi Arts and Humanities Program,                                            Kathleen A. Beard Fund No solicitations will be made.


                               Recommended Attire: After work, business casual


                               Enjoy being pampered while listening to music, eating hors d’oeuvres, and sipping a glass of wine.


                               Free and ample parking is available at the Blu Water Day Spa.


Featured Guests:

                               Dr. Eleni Tousimis, Director, Ourisman Breast Care Center Dr. Claudine Isaacs, Co-Director Nina Hyde Center                                    for Breast Cancer Research.


 Cost:                  None


Limitation:      Event is limited to 100 guests. E-invitations will be sent with RSVP information on October 1st .


Other Info:       The Arts and Humanities Program at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and MedStar                                            Georgetown University Hospital promotes an optimum life experience for patients, family and medical                                                caregivers with events, resources, education and environments that encourage a creative and constructive                                            response to illness.


                                 Professional artists-in-residence bring visual art, music, dance and expressive writing to the hospital                                                      community through exhibitions, performances, installations, workshops, classes and one-to-one interactions.                                      Additionally, the Arts and Humanities Program provides Georgetown University students with the                                                      opportunity to learn about the use of therapeutic art and music in a healthcare setting through the Georgetown                                  University Oncology Patient Support Group (GU Ops) and the Lombardi Ensemble Association for Patients                                       (LEAP).


                                 For more information about this event or the Arts and Humanities Program, please contact Shadae Paul at (202)                                 444-1171 or


Media Contact: 

                                Julia Langley, Director, Georgetown Lombardi Arts and Humanities Program (202) 444-7228 or                                                     






Arches of Love at the Center for Image Renewal


Arches of Love, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, launched the 'Share The Glam Project' at the University of Maryland's Cancer Center, in their Center for Image Renewal department on August 21, 2012.


Arches of Love presented a three hour educational workshop to interested patients, nurses and doctors. The presentation included models with varying needs. All of the volunteer models received free prosthesis, and other products, courtesy of Blu Water Day Spa and Glam 2 Love.


The event was a huge success, and generously catered by the East Harbor Location of Whole Foods, who provided lunch and desserts for 100 people. We would like to acknowledge Carla and Erika from Blu Water Day Spa & Salon, who volunteered their time, and expertise to assist Julie in the application of the prosthesis. 


Please take the time to view the gallery, which contains photos of the event, including the models. Also, check out our upcoming events section, and let us know if you would be interested in volunteering, or could make a donation to assist with the cost of the events.




On Thursday, December 20th, 2012 Arches of Love together with Blu Water Day Spa & Salon and with the amazing collaboration of local businesses and friends, sponsored a fund raising event to support Aubrey Clark, a 17-year-old burn survivor.


Aubrey Clark was at a back-yard bonfire in December 2011. The gas can became a blowtorch as it was poured into the fire catching on Aubrey and causing burn injuries in 30% of her upper-body. Doctors said she would lose her fingers, ears, lips and eyelids. She’s had several reconstructing surgeries and is going under physical therapy.


Julie Nguyen, founder of Arches of Love, was so touched when she learned about Aubrey’s accident and her conditions. She thought Aubrey would be a perfect candidate for the Glam2Love prosthetic eyebrow wigs.


Julie’s generous heart wanted to do more than just giving Aubrey free eyebrow wigs so Julie and her team prepared a holiday fund-raising event which took place at Blu Water Day Spa & Salon. With the help of local businesses and caring friends, the event was a total success.


About $1000.00 in prizes were raffled among our guests as they enjoyed delightful food and beverages and great music. Arches of Love and everyone who participated in the making of this event will be for-ever grateful to all who assisted and contributed to its success.

Arches of Love was thrilled to help Aubrey Clark and her family!



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