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Towanda Braxton,The Weave Shop and Sister’s Network Honor Breast Cancer Survivors With a Day of Beauty

Thu., Oct. 13, 2011 12:18 PM EST
by McKenzie Harris

Taylor Elise, Latonya Saunderson, April Love and Towanda Braxton

Towanda Braxton,The Weave Shop, and Sister’s Network, a national breast cancer organization, partnered for the “Transformation 2011: A Brand New You – A Complimentary Day of Beauty for Cancer Survivors event.

Breast cancer survivors get hair makeovers

Held at the YWCA of Greater Atlanta, a group of breast cancer survivors enjoyed an inspirational program where Towanda Braxton and Latonya Saunderson, co-owner of The Weave Shop, shared their personal testimonies and gave words of encouragement covering topics such as fitness and nutrition. Following the program, complimentary makeovers were given including new makeup looks, custom wigs and hairstyles, and plenty of pampering.

Towanda Braxton told participants about her heartrending personal experience with the disease.

“It was really important to me because it’s personal. My grandmother passed away from breast cancer, my father’s sister had a double mastectomy from breast cancer, and my mother-in-law had lung cancer and just passed away recently four years ago. I thought it was really important for me to come out to speak and it was actually healing for me. I have been a little angry and I just felt like it was unfair for my mother-in-law to pass away like she did. So it was important to me to talk to the women here, and to see [how] strong and beautiful women go through something like this,” said Braxton.

The ladies enjoyed beauty makeovers by Lamik Cosmetics and The Weave Shop, and stylists were on hand to make the lovely participants feel and look even more fabulous than they already were.

“I really can relate. I’ve never had cancer but I have suffered through other illnesses and grew up with low self-esteem, which is why I can relate. I know what it’s like to get your hair done — it enhances you, makes you feel better, and makes you feel beautiful,” said Latonya Saunderson, founder and co-owner of The Weave Shop.

For more information on Sister’s Network, visit www.sistersnetworkinc.org.

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