The Mo’Hair Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides free, non-surgical hair replacement for cancer patients, opened up a salon at Christ Hospital in Jersey City on Friday.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“We are honored to partner with the Mo’Hair Foundation to bring this important service to those individuals who need it most,” CarePoint Health Chief Executive Officer Dr. Natasha Deckmann said in a statement.
“We are constantly working to foster partnerships such as this to help us deliver the highest quality of healthcare to the community as well as added services that improve our patients’ overall experience.”
Previously, the Mo’Hair Foundation performed its services for the community at Smith Andrews’ hair salon in Jersey City. The new Christ-hospital location offers patients greater access as well as increased privacy, while reaching an even greater population.
Mo’Hair Foundation Founder and CEO Monique Smith Andrews welcomes the opportunity to be closer to the patients that benefit from her good work.
“This will help us to do what we do for even more people and have a greater impact. One of the best aspects of this is that it is therapeutic for them. And now they won’t have to
go too far to receive this service,” she added.
Smith Andrews has been performing the free temporary hair replacement service since 2009, helping more than 100 people thus far.