SOURCE: Queen for a Day

April 03, 2007 09:45 ET

Pamper Yourself and Help Children With Cancer

TROY, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 3, 2007 -- Who would have thought that a day of pampering yourself with a manicure and a pedicure could help children suffering from cancer? Queen for a Day (QFAD), a non-profit organization designed to raise the self-esteem and the self-confidence of girls coping with cancer, has made that possible. QFAD is sponsoring a special day, Beauty Bash IV, at the Excel Academies of Cosmetology in Troy on Tuesday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

A donation of $35 will buy you a combination of any two services. Participants can choose from a custom facial, paraffin dip, conditioning treatment, manicure, pedicure, make-up application or a hairstyle. Donors will have an opportunity to take part in a silent auction featuring items donated by local businesses, including a romantic overnight stay at the Townsend Hotel in Downtown Birmingham, an autographed hockey stick from Red Wing Kurt Maltby, Detroit Symphony Orchestra tickets, plus much more.

Other activities will include psychic readings, mini-massages, henna tattoos, a free raffle and light refreshments. Call (248) 828-9972 to book your appointment. Excel Academies of Cosmetology in Troy is located on Rochester Road, south of M-59. All proceeds will benefit the Metro Detroit Chapter of Queen for a Day

QFAD hosts hospital and private visits, events at Gilda's Club, and various special needs camps throughout Michigan. Girls diagnosed with cancer are invited to participate in the day of beauty. Volunteers provide refreshments, crafts, jewelry making, manicures, makeovers and lots of love. Each girl benefits from the royal treatment; they are dressed up in a queen's robe, pink feather boa and rhinestone tiara, which they get to keep at the end of their special day. The tiaras have been worn and donated by real beauty queens from around the country.

Established in 2000 by former Miss Teen USA All American Jenna Edwards, QFAD now operates internationally in 43 cities, including chapters in Canada and South Africa. Since its inception in October 2002, the Metro Detroit chapter has visited over 500 children during tea parties held at William Beaumont Hospital, Children's Hospital of Michigan, U of M/Mott's Children's Hospital, St. John Hospital - Van Elslander Cancer Center, Camp Quality and Gilda's Club. For more information, visit www.detroitqfad.com

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