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Tracie Rosales has always loved fashion and make-up. After graduating from college, Tracie went to National Makeup Academy, and then to M.A.C. school. After moving to Northern Virginia with her husband, she decided to start her own company “Makeup Artistry by Tracie”.

In the four years that Makeup Artistry by Tracie has been a company, it has been honored with several awards and milestones. In 2007, The Washington Mystics (WNBA) invited Tracie to participate in events and do the girls' makeup, which she does every year. In 2008, MABT was invited to the White House’s staff appreciation day, to speak about skin care and makeup. MABT was also honored by winning the 2008 Home Based Business of the Year. In 2009 Makeup Artistry by Tracie was featured in Northern Virginia Magazine as Best Makeup Application. Tracie volunteers for charities such as The Loudoun Small Business Development Center, Arthritis Foundation, Nationals Incorporated Pageants, Active Girlz, and The Soldiers Angels Foundation.

The Medical Spa at NOVA and WD Designs Raise Thousands for Breast Cancer Awareness

On October 6, 2010, The Medical Spa at NOVA and WD Designs Awareness Jewelry hosted a fundraising event at The Medical Spa at NOVA to benefit Breast Cancer Network of Strength.  The event was to be educational and fun, which included demos of spa treatments such as massage, aromatherapy massage, reiki, acupuncture that help those battling cancer and the caregivers.  There was a silent auction, raffle, shopping, food, wine and live music.  There were 55 attendees and 15 of them were breast cancer survivors.

Wendy Wooley and Cathy Dorman of WD Designs have been designing fabulous high-end awareness jewelry since 2004.  WD Designs now supports more than 254 causes and donates a portion of their proceeds back to more than 80 organizations, Breast Cancer Network of Strength® being one of them.  Each of the organizations that they work with has been researched through Charity Navigator, one of the nation’s premiere independent charity evaluation organizations.

On November 9, 2010, Dr Grace Keenan; Medical Director and CEO, Nova Medical & Urgent Care Center, Inc., Wendy Wooley; Owner, WD Designs Awareness Jewelry, Cathy Dorman; Owner, WD Designs Awareness Jewelry presented a check to Debbie Hayes; Quality Coach, Breast Cancer Network of Strength® in the amount of $2,418.43.

The Breast Cancer Network of Strength® (formerly known as Y-ME) provides immediate emotional relief to anyone affected by breast cancer through the YourShoes® 24/7 Breast Cancer Support Center.  YourShoes is the country’s only 24-hour toll-free breast cancer hotline staffed exclusively by breast cancer survivors who are trained peer counselors.  The YourShoes Support Center provides real-time interpretation in 150 languages.  Peer counselors can be e-mailed or contacted at 1-800-221-2141.

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