Friday, May 9, 2014

Beauty beyond skin deep

ABOUT FACE: An event participant inspects her reflection

No one works a room quite like Tim Quinn. The celebrity makeup artist and national director of Creative Artistry for Giorgio Armani Beauty has a gift for making a woman look and feel beautiful. On May 7, just as he has done for the past three years, Quinn brought his gift to the MGH.

“I wanted to do something for the nurses who did so much for me,” says Quinn.

Seven years ago, Quinn received treatment for testicular cancer and to show his gratitude for the care he received from the MGH oncology staff, he decided to host the annual makeover event, which is staffed by a team of volunteer Giorgio Armani makeup artists. “We have made it grander as the years have gone by,” says Quinn.

Healthy, trim and tanned, Quinn smiles as he surveys the Lawrence House conference room – pulsating with music and chatter, and brimming with brushes, lip glosses and dozens of beauty products.

Cindy Kane, RN, in the MGH Cancer Center, holds a mirror and marvels at the transformation. “This is fabulous. It’s uplifting. It just makes you feel good.”

Rhonda McIntyre, RN, in the Pediatric Oncology Clinic, agrees. “It’s such a nice treat. We are always taking care of other people so we seldom have an opportunity to take care of ourselves.”

More than 60 MGH nurses took part in this year’s event. 

Read more articles from the 05/09/14 Hotline issue.

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