Girls Glamour Night 2015

 

High above the busy streets of downtown Vancouver, there was a quiet buzz of anticipation as 22 IMG_0273young ladies came to be pampered.  These are not your ordinary teens who gather together with squeals of joy, whispering about the latest movie or that cute guy.  These young ladies had an air of maturity about them.  They were in no rush to get anywhere and did not feel the need to raise their voices to be heard.  They talked about “Make a Wish” trips, the struggles of dealing with the aftermath of chemo, of being cancer-free or of a relapse, of an upcoming wedding, of fractures and reconstructive surgery, of hair loss and patchy re-growth or hair that came back a different colour and texture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each girl was personally welcomed by the organizer, Christine Tulloch, with a hug and a bracelet encircled with words of affirmation.  We watched as they were given make-overs by hair stylists and make-up artists.  They were ushered into an adjoining room to pick out a new outfit and accessories.  They sat down in front of a camera and had a photo shoot, showing off personality and vulnerability.  They were lavished with gift bags, full of Arbonne products as well as other goodies, donated by businesses and individuals.  Hugs were abundant among the girls as well as with their stylists.  There was joy and hands lifted to cover their mouth when they saw themselves in the mirror.

 

 

 

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Some of the girls came to check out the wigs and it was thrilling to see the transformation.  They chose to wear the wigs they came with or to have their own hair curled and styled, but for a little while they could once again feel long hair on their shoulders.  We chose to gift a young lady one of our “Locks of Fun” wigs that she had tried on.  Nicole, we wish you joy in your up-coming marriage.  May you be blessed with a lifetime of love and laughter.

 

Nicole & Yvonne

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Some of the girls end their evening with a “limo” ride to McDonalds House for a sleepover!

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It was a joy and a pleasure to be a small part of this amazing event!  Each young lady is beautiful, awesome, extraordinary, one of a kind, special, courageous, talented… Their strength is evident in their smiles and in their courage to continue the fight.