Holiday beauty boutique helps local cancer patient

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CEDAR CITY – A fundraising holiday boutique Saturday will benefit a Cedar City woman recently diagnosed with a rare and aggressive type of cancer.

Janna Davidson with her husband James and her children. Davidson was recently diagnosed with a rare and aggressive type of cancer, Cedar City, Utah, Dec. 4, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Stephanie May
Janna Davidson with her husband James and her children. Davidson was recently diagnosed with a rare and aggressive type of cancer, Cedar City, Utah, Dec. 4, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Stephanie May

Janna Davidson, who was diagnosed with stage 4 appendiceal adenocarcinoma, is the mother of three boys ages 13, 10 and 5, and a daughter age 3.

Davidson first noticed a pain and a hard spot in her abdomen and, being employed at the Cedar City Institute of Women’s Health, she asked a staff doctor about it.

An ultrasound showed that Davidson had a large ovarian tumor requiring surgery. During surgery, the ovarian tumor and Davidson’s appendix were both found to be cancerous – and the cancer was spreading.

After her diagnosis, Davidson was flooded with support and love from family and friends. She does not want sympathy but has asked instead for “good vibes only.”

“She is a beautiful person with a smile that lights up any room and she is taking this whole thing very positive,” Stephanie May said. May is a lifelong friend of Davidson.

May organized a holiday boutique fundraiser at the Creative Touch Salon in Cedar City. The salon staff is offering hair and nail services and will donate 100 percent of their earnings to Davidson, May said.

Several vendors including GK Apparel will take orders for T-shirts and sweatshirts to be printed with “Good Vibes Only.” GK Apparel and other vendors will donate part of their proceeds towards the cause.

Good vibes only“When I heard about her having cancer I was just beside myself,” May said. “I just knew I had to do something. Hopefully, this will help relieve some of the stress.”

Raina Robertson, the owner of Creative Touch, invited May to hold the boutique at her salon because she and her staff wanted to be a part of a good cause.

“We have all had cancer touch our lives, so when Stephanie needed a place for this boutique, all the girls in the salon wanted to have a part in it to help this family,” Robertson said. “We are all very excited.”

The boutique is an opportunity for the community to get some Christmas shopping done and for the salon’s clients to pamper themselves while knowing their money is going toward a great cause, Robertson said.

Community members interested in helping Davidson’s family pay some of the medical costs can contact May at 435-592-1960, or donate to a Go Fund Me account. Anyone interested in helping with the boutique is invited to bring snacks or drinks to the event.

Event details

  • What: Holiday boutique/fundraiser for Janna Davidson
  • When: Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Creative Touch Salon, 1410 S. Providence Center Drive, Cedar City

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