Monday, December 12, 2011

FREE WORKSHOP: Safe Self-Care For Cancer Patients & Survivors

WHEN: January 26, 2012   6:00PM to 8:00PM

WHERE: The Fine Grind - A Coffee Bar  
                 101 Newark Pompton Turnpike, 
                 Suite 8, Little Falls NJ 

WHAT: Free Workshop Safe Self-Care For Cancer Patients & Survivors

Author and Cinco Vidas Founder Britta Aragon will be the guest speaker in this lecture on topics like safe self care during and after cancer, managing difficult life transitions after cancer, how to care for compromised skin and more!

Britta Aragon has been featured at Gilda’s Club Cancer Community Support Center, Life and Liberty Cancer Events, and more, she enjoys spreading the word about raising the standard of safe self care. We hope you will join us!
Find out “how chemical smart” you are and how to keep away from products that contain harsh and potentially harmful ingredients. You'll leave with more knowledge so that you can make decisions about your own self care.

About Our Guest Speaker: Britta Aragon, natural beauty expert, author and entrepreneur, discovered her passion for promoting safe self-care through her experience as a caregiver during her father's eight-year battle with cancer. A survivor herself of Hodgkin’s Disease at the age of 16, she sought solutions for the difficult side effects her father suffered on his hair, skin and nails, but was disheartened by the lack of straightforward information or effective products. 

She learned that even when she tried products specifically touted for “sensitive skin,” they were often laden with potentially harmful chemicals that actually irritated her father’s fragile skin. For the first time, she became acutely aware of how devastating the side effects from drugs and medical treatments could be. 

Inspired and determined to help others, Britta Aragon founded Cinco Vidas in 2008, and dedicated her work to her father's legacy. A lifestyle brand of products and services, Cinco Vidas provides expert resources and safe solutions to those experiencing side effects from chemotherapy, radiation or medication, and those who experience skin conditions like eczema, sensitivity and chronic dryness. With the goal of fostering prevention and encouraging change, Cinco Vidas also works to increase awareness of potential carcinogens in food, personal care products, and the environment. 

Britta lectures on Safe Self-Care for Compromised Skin in the New York Metro Area,  where she shares all the knowledge she has gathered as a result of her unique personal experience and years working as a makeup artist and skincare expert. Her blog, Cinco Vidas, is a popular resource and community support center for those dealing with medical treatment side effects and difficult skin conditions. She is also the author of WHEN CANCER HITS, a hand-holding guide for the newly diagnosed cancer patient, and the creator of CV Skin Labs, a safe, non-toxic range of products to soothe and repair damaged skin without harmful chemicals. 

Her book When Cancer Hits was released in September 2011, and CV Skin Labs launches February 2012. Both will be available through her website at

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