DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — There are eight faces in the window of Estate Boutique in Doylestown. Each photo tells a powerful story of breast cancer survival and all whom it affects.
Brittany McGinley is the owner of Estate, and for October she is not only donating 10 percent of her sales to cancer wellness, but she has gifted two makeovers to two of her eight warriors in her window, for a really good reason.
“We felt the two women that we selected for the video campaign helped represent the very different faces of this disease. It doesn’t just affect the mom next door, that we might think it traditional affects, or a woman in her 40’s or 50’s. It can also affect a women in her 20’s or 30’s just as drastically,” McGinley explained.
Julie Bessler’s story proves that breast cancer does not discriminate by age. “I found out that I was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer three days before my 31st birthday,” Bessler said. “I actually found a lump years ago and said you’re too young to have cancer.”
After finally being diagnosed with stage four breast cancer, Bessler went through rounds of chemo, a bilateral mastectomy, and today she is still fighting.”The key factor of me doing this, it is it could be anybody,” she said.
Lisa Wenick, a mother of three and a breast cancer survivor, was thankful her makeover came just when she needed it. “I was tired of dressing like a cancer patient, like somebody who needed to be comfortable all the time. I always enjoyed being dressed up and fashion and shopping but if nothing fits you, you don’t want to shop. I feel closer to getting back to who I was.”
So as you walk by and look in the window, remember who’s looking out at you, the warriors walking among us.