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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and in honor of it, a McCully makeup artist is donating her services to cancer patients and survivors.

Jennifer Kim is an artist by trade. Her canvas, eyebrows. She's found success with a form of semi permanent makeup called microblading.

The technique utilizes a series of needles that implant pigment into the skin that mimic tiny hair strokes.The result is a filled in brow that looks natural.  

25-year-old Brooke Laporte welcomes a little natural into her life, she's battling stage four Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Treatment is going well, but she's lost most of her hair.

"I've always had long hair so that was a challenge for me. It's not superficial. It's part of your identity. But wearing turbans and wigs is helpful. Just the opportunity to feel beautiful and healthy and normal. It's priceless," Laporte said.

A few times a month, Kim and fellow brow artist CJ Siepka gift services to those touched by cancer out of their King Street salon, Beauty Mark.

They've been game-changers for dozens dealing with the disease. Throughout October they say there's no cap on the number of patients and survivors they'll take in.

"I wanted to do something, person to person to make it a little more meaningful just on a personal level. Maybe during their dramatic experience I can help them feel better about themselves," Kim explained.
 
Laporte is nearing the end of her chemotherapy treatments and feels fortunate to have received such generosity.

"I'm just so grateful that we've got people like Jen Kim in our community. It makes a huge difference," said Laporte.
 
Head over to the "As Seen On" section of KITV.com for more information on complimentary services for those touched by cancer.  

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