Local Makeup Artist & Cancer Survivor Gets a Surprise

July 1, 2009 in Uncategorized by Matt Conant

Carolyn Diamond: Girl on a Mission

Carolyn Diamond, local makeup artist, friend of Project Twenty1, and overall beautiful person (both inside and out), has been on a mission to:
-Inform and enhance the quality of life for cancer patients by encouraging them and, helping re-build their spirits.
-Foster a lifelong appreciation of joy – physical and spiritual.
-Help heal the body by healing the mind and soul.
She’s been using her expertise of the film business and her makeup know how to make people feel good about themselves, and raise money for cancer. She’s been doing so much work that even the local media has noticed:

Watch Video of Carolyn on the News!

and here is an article:

Local Cancer Survivor Gets Surprise Of A Lifetime


Reporting Nicole Brewer

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ―

For local makeup artist and three time cancer survivor Carolyn Diamond, the right shade of lipstick goes a long way.
“Coco Chanel said if you want to feel good, buy a new tube of lipstick … and it’s so true,” said Diamond.

Having been diagnosed with stage four melanoma in 1986, then given a twenty-percent chance of survival, Diamond beat the odds, but never forgot the battle.

“I made a promise to God. I said, keep me alive and I will do whatever you need me to do,” said Diamond.

So far, that’s meant breaking out the blush brush and sharpening the eye pencil … all to enliven women affected by cancer.

“When you feel like you can’t get out of bed in the morning, sometimes all it takes is a little color in your face to get you feeling and looking better,” explained Diamond.

Still, Diamond’s dedication to finding a cure goes beyond the beauty bar. She’s raising money and awareness through a “Wall of Fame” in her home studio.

“I ask my clients to donate money for every autographed picture I collect … and they do it,” said Diamond.

The money goes to the American Cancer Society, so we presented Diamond with pictures of the Eyewitness News Team, then arranged for a visit from Bill Cosby.

“I’m absolutely thrilled,” said a shocked Diamond as she hugged the mega star. “This is what stars are made of …. I love this man!”

If you’d like to learn more about Carolyn Diamond and her fight to end cancer click here.

Then, make a donation to the American Cancer Society here.

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