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Effective Medspa Raises Money for Breast Cancer Charity

Nov 04, 2015 11:43AM ● By Becca Newell

Effective Mespa Esthetician Halley Smith, Owner Laura Hardnett, METAvivor Director of Advocacy "Dian" Corneliussen-James, and Dr. Hana Kelele

Effective Medspa and Wellness Center, located at The Village at Waugh Chapel in Gambrills, Md, held a “Beauty, Breasts and Well Being” event the evening of October 13, 2015 to benefit METAvivor on National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Attendees were pampered for a good cause and enjoyed complimentary hors d’oeurves swag bags, giveaways, massages, and other spa services.  Effective Medspa’s event raised nearly $700 dollars for METAvivor.

Owner Laura Hardnett said supporting local charities that address health issues is a core belief she holds as a business leader in the community. “I’ve committed my life to helping people feel better through health, beauty and wellness practices. We chose METAvivor because we wanted to make a real and local impact. Reading about how little funding goes toward stage IV research, we really felt strongly we could help make a difference in awareness for METAvivor through this event.”

METAvivor is an all-volunteer Annapolis-based non-profit dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage IV metastatic breast cancer. While 30% of all breast cancer patients will metastasize, only 2 percent of research funding goes toward research for metastatic breast cancer.


About Effective Medspa & Wellness Center

Effective Med Spa & Wellness Center is a full service medical spa. Our medically-trained staff is dedicated to providing patient-centered care utilizing advanced technologies and treatments that are proven safe and effective. We offer cosmetic, non-surgical treatments such as skin rejuvenation and resurfacing treatments including dermal fillers, volume injectables and chemical peels, as well as laser services for hair removal, spider veins, acne and scars. We also offer weight-loss treatments such as Vanquish, a revolutionary technology for targeting stubborn belly fat with astonishing results to help our patients lose unwanted inches. Treatments for tighter skin that appears more youthful such as the state-of-the-art Protége Elite, a radiofrequency skin tightening device, are also included in our service offerings. Conveniently located adjacent to Robert Andrew Salon and Spa, we offer services to help our patients look and feel their best. Effective Medspa is a 2015-2016 “Best of What’s Up? West County Magazine” recipient, winning three awards in the Best of Beauty Readers Poll for “Best Medi-Spa”, “Best Cosmetic Injections” and “Best Dermal Fillers”. The mespa also won the Maryland Gazette 2015 Readers Choice Award. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit or call 410-721-7776.