Cancer Survivors Given Free Makeovers

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ROSEVILLE --

Sixty cancer survivors were treated to a free day of pampering Sunday at Roseville Galleria.

It's all thanks to a non-profit that aims to help women feel beautiful after overcoming their illnesses.

The women got their hair and makeup done. They also got a photo shoot.

"Sometimes you're so busy being sick and all this stuff, and trying to survive," said cancer survivor Theresa Burmudez.

The founder and executive director of the non-profit "Big C New Me" says she started the organization to help women regain their confidence after cancer.

"For most people going through cancer, it completely changes you," said Amy Hart, founder of "Big C New Me."

She knows because she's been there.

"I had a lot of scars. I hated what I saw in the mirror," said Hart.

Each woman at the event has her own story.

"I was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 34 weeks pregnant with my first child," said cancer survivor Kristin Todd.

Others experienced hair loss and are still undergoing treatment.

One woman, who was in the hospital for six months with breast cancer, has a message to all other women.

"If every woman gets a mammogram when you're supposed to, get your yearly mammogram, that saved my life," said Theresa Burmudez.

The non-profit "Big C New Me" travels the country giving makeovers to cancer survivors.

All of the stylists are local, they volunteer their time for the cause.