It feels like no time has passed since the Spring Beauty Gala and here I am again this time working the Holiday Beauty Gala! For anyone new to my blog, the Holiday Beauty Gala is a charity event put on by Shoppers Drug Mart in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Proceeds go towards woman's health. Ticket holders receive a cosmetic purchase discount and full pampering for their generous donation. This time around the location that I was at offered donors the option to take advantage of facials, makeup applications, and/or to get their nails done.
I absolutely love volunteering my time and giving back. I believe that anyone who has a talent that they are passionate about should find a way to use it for good, and to help benefit others. The fact that I am able to put my brushes to use, meet amazing woman, and help raise money for woman's health is beyond me! I take such pride in these events and feel so blessed to be a part of them.
Above I am sharing a photo of an inspirational woman I met today and had the absolute pleasure of doing makeup for. She beat cancer once and is fighting it now again, and although she has been diagnosed she is on a waiting list for the proper care. However, she is not letting this get her down. She is still out and about gracing everyone with her kind hearted presence and donating the cause to help others! It is people like this who have a place in my heart, encourage me to be an all around better person, to appreciate the little things, and to do everything I can to make to contribute positively to my community.
If you were unable to make it down to the event you can still donate. Please click the following link to make a contribution directly through the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Any amount is greatly appreciated and helps to make a difference