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Pampering event helps relieve stress of breast cancer

A recent event offered to individuals battling breast cancer and those who have beaten the disease was filled with pampering and education about the illness.

The News Chief reports that the third annual Pampering Event held at the department store Belk was a success with more than 500 people receiving free makeup consultations, massages manicures. Attendees were also treated to a fall fashion show and refreshments, and were able to enter drawings for a number raffles.

"We want to reach out to and help as many people affected by cancer in our community as possible," founder of the event Chris Hazelwood told the news source.

Hazelwood is a breast cancer survivor herself, and wanted to give back to others in her community by organizing a day for them to just relax and feel beautiful and not worry about the disease.

Belk has also pledged to donate $3 million over three years to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation has raised more than $1.5 billion for breast cancer research since 1982.
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