Pamper & Polish Event Supports Donor Families
On Sunday, May 14, Lifeline of Ohio hosted its first “Pamper & Polish” event to support donor mothers who lost a child and donor daughters who lost their mothers. This event, created by Bereavement Services Coordinator Julie Armsey, was meant to “lift up our donor family mothers and daughters and offer hope in what is traditionally a tough and sad day.”
More than two dozen women were treated to mini pampering sessions including manicures, hairstyling, massages and make-up. Throughout the event, attendees were given the opportunity to share about their loved ones and to support one another.
At the conclusion of the two-hour event, each attendee was treated to a goody bag filled with beauty items and food gift certificates, as well as a raffle prize. Lifeline of Ohio would like to extend a generous thank you to the many compassionate companies, Donate Life Ambassadors and spa providers who offered their services and goods free of charge to benefit these strong and deserving women. We thank: Yoga-Well-Being, Big House Photography, The Greater Gouda, Studio 1 Massage, In the Bag Massage, Arlington Massage, Cheryls & Co., Miller’s Ale House, Brenz Pizza Company, Champps Restaurant and Bar, Fresh Start Café and Bakery, Giant Eagle Market District, Kenneth’s Hair Salons & Day Spas, Blake Rose Salon, Hofbrauhaus Columbus, Shadowbox Live, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Mary Kay, Tastefully Simple, BRAVO Cucina Italiana, Glenn Avenue Soap Company, Chocolate Café, Chapel Hill Florist, Cakes by Renee, Lifeline of Ohio Employees and Volunteers and the MOD Squad.
We thank these generous service providers for giving their time and talent to care for our attendees: Annastacia Shupe, Fabian Grenet, Barb Huebner, Mike Ward, Jesse Caipen, Shirlena Six, Amanda Brinkman, Carolyn Jones, Sinath Chhuom, April Caudill, Tracey Sandy, Tricia Rowe, Jenna Holland, Kyle Marcum, Tami Dean, Terry Schmelmer, Mindy Meyer, Nicole Meyer, Joy Jenks, Cassie Jones, Terri Poland and Keela Lines.
“I’m proud we were able to provide an event to show our donor family members they are not alone in their grief journey. We were able to let the women be who they wanted to be that day. We could not have held this event without the many generous contributions and donated services from our community, as well as our amazing Lifeline of Ohio team who made it happen. We hope to host this event next year and look forward to supporting more of our donor family members through this difficult time,” said Armsey.