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Nonprofit Gives Cancer Survivors Weekend of Pampering

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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 me."

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 Sunday.

If you want to participate, or find out how you can help Big C New Me, click here.

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