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May 8, 2008

ASC Peer Educator Claudia enjoys her make-over, courtesy of M.A.C. Cosmetics.

In April, the women of HERS @ ASC were treated to a special "Good Spirits" event, courtesy of the MAC AIDS Fund, a philanthropic program of MAC Cosmetics. HERS @ ASC provides women of color with peer education, HIV testing, medical care, mental health services, housing placement assistance, and other support that helps them embrace physical and emotional well-being.

Inspired by the American Cancer Society's "Look GoodFeel Better" campaign, which teaches patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image while undergoing cancer treatment, Good Spirits "makeovers" are provided by skilled MAC makeup artists who volunteer their time to bring a bit of pampering to people facing the hardships associated with HIV/AIDS.

During the event, our clients enjoyed some well-deserved relaxation and indulgence, with food, makeup, fun and a celebration of womanhood courtesy of the MAC volunteers. In the words of one HERS @ ASC woman, "No one has ever cared about me enough to put makeup on me and take the time to make me feel beautiful. Today, I feel beautiful on the inside and on the outside."

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