After the whirlwind of the 2nd Annual Spotlight on Survivors slowed down and I sit looking through the photographs of the event, I am warmed at the strength and positivity of the survivors. The ladies represented all different paths on the road of cancer, but one thing that everyone had in common was the strength, the determination not to give up, the choice to deal with their diagnosis and subsequent treatments with a smile on their face. Looking around the room as the ladies described their journeys I saw nods, smiles, looks of understanding, and tears. Cancer became a common bond that brought this roomful of strangers together, a safe place to share stories and fears. The tears quickly dried up and the laughter and smiles took over as the ladies were treated to massages, hair and makeup.
Overall, I am pleased with the event which took nine already beautiful woman and treated them to some pampering and relaxation. This year’s spotlight could not be possible without the help of the wonderful stylists who volunteered their time and services. A huge thank you to Liz from Tainted Inc, Laura, Agata, Nicole and Kristyn from Larissa Lake, Inc., Jennifer, Jenn and Adrianna from Hair Unlimited, Quana from Stylz by Q, and Cheryl from Damato Chiropractic Center.
For more pictures from the event, please click the “Client Access” tab on the main page and use “Spotlight2016” as the gallery ID.
Thank you to the survivors who participated and I hope you enjoyed the day as much as I did!