LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little Rock's Komen Race for the Cure is Saturday, which means much attention will be on the walkers and runners that are participating.
One of those participating is Donna Easley, who is doing whatever she can to help find a cure for breast cancer.
"I promise you this is the first time there's been lipstick on these lips," said the former race chairman. "I'm just a low maintenance kind of girl. I love Komen, so I just kind of challenged the committee and my team members to raise some funds and if they raised enough money I would do a makeover."
The team certainly met the challenge, and out came the makeup bags and hair brushes for Easley.
She collected $1,000 for the Komen Foundation and in front of her fellow Race For The Cure Committee members, she held up her end of the deal.
"There's so few things that bring people together like this race," Easily says thankfully. "It's a very moving experience for me."
Makeovers just like this are worth so much to women battling cancer. As the disease changes their appearance and when their hair starts to fall out, these simple makeovers can boost their self esteem and make them feel beautiful again.
That experience is something the current Komen Race Chair and Cancer survivor, Kristi Moody, knows quite well.
"If it's caught early you have a 95 percent chance of survival after 5 years. Remain positive," she encourages. "Treat aggressively, follow your doctor's orders and you can be a survivor like many of the folks on our race committee."
While the makeup helps many cancer patients, Moody says it's truly the inner beauty that counts the most. She touches on this as she talks about her dear friend who just had the makeover.
"I've never seen her in makeup before today," Moody said of Easley. "She's very genuine, and very real and she doesn't need makeup, so this is the first time today, but we think she looks fantastic."
Easley said she's not sure what challenge she will have for her committee members to next year, but it would take a lot more money to get her in a dress.