Nonprofit Gives Cancer Survivors Weekend of Pampering
Cancer survivors in
Charlottesville are getting ready for a very special weekend. It's all thanks
to the work of a new nonprofit.
This weekend cancer
survivors will be pampered by a crew of makeover artists. It's a chance to
relax and meet other people struggling with what survivors call the "new
The new Charlottesville
nonprofit, Big C New Me, is offering free makeovers at the Silverthorn Films
studio to cancer survivors - whether they are still going through treatment or
they have been cancer-free for years.
They will get haircuts,
manicures, and a free outfit from Belk. Then they will have a professional
photo shoot to celebrate their new looks and to have something to help them
remember the day.
Local makeover artists are
donating their time and services.
"It's amazing - when
you give people the opportunity to help, they want to help. Cancer touches
everyone and we all feel so helpless and this is just one way that we can
help," said Amy Hart, cancer survivor and founder of Big C New Me.
After this weekend's
event, the "power crew" will head to Dallas, Atlanta and Ann Arbor. Two
spots are still available for cancer survivors who want to participate on
If you want to
participate, or find out how you can help Big C New Me, click here.
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