Women get makeovers to raise diabetes awareness - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Women get makeovers to raise diabetes awareness

Women 2 Women United hosted a luncheon and makeover session for women with diabetes. (Source: WALB) Women 2 Women United hosted a luncheon and makeover session for women with diabetes. (Source: WALB)
Women 2 Women United (Source: Nicole Randle) Women 2 Women United (Source: Nicole Randle)
Rita Key (Source: WALB) Rita Key (Source: WALB)
Alfreda Williams (Source: WALB) Alfreda Williams (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A group of south Georgia women are working to bring awareness to diseases that affect our community, one makeover at a time. 

On Tuesday, Women 2 Women United hosted a makeover, luncheon, and photo shoot for women with diabetes. 

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. 

Eleven women met at the Hilton Garden Inn downtown to get all dolled up. 

Alfreda Williams was nominated to get a makeover.

She said she admires how W2WU is bringing awareness to how prevalent diabetes is in our region. 

"Feeling good. I think that's what I'm feeling right now," said Williams.  "Even though I'm diabetic, they made me feel pretty all over again."

Rita Key, one of the founders of W2WU said, "Most of all, we really do need more stylists to come aboard so we can take more nominees.  The more help we have, the more support we can give to the community." 

W2WU hosted makeovers for women battling breast cancer last month.

If you'd like to volunteer or get involved, you can visit their Facebook page

Copyright 2016 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Mitchell Co. helps cancer patient with battle

    Mitchell Co. helps cancer patient with battle

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:18:57 GMT
    This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)
    This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)

    Matthew Leverette, a well-known man in Mitchell County, has been in a tough battle against cancer since March. Sunday, he wanted his neighbors to know how important their support is to him when times get tough. 

    More >>

    Matthew Leverette, a well-known man in Mitchell County, has been in a tough battle against cancer since March. Sunday, he wanted his neighbors to know how important their support is to him when times get tough. 

    More >>
  • Fathers make impact with young boys for Empowerment Day

    Fathers make impact with young boys for Empowerment Day

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-05-21 03:41:09 GMT
    Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)
    Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)

    Young boys in Albany spent Sunday learning about the importance of having a father figure in their life.

    More >>

    Young boys in Albany spent Sunday learning about the importance of having a father figure in their life.

    More >>
  • Dougherty EMA hosts active shooter training

    Dougherty EMA hosts active shooter training

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:38 PM EDT2018-05-21 03:38:36 GMT
    Dougherty County's Emergency Management Agency along with state emergency and security officials hosted the active shooter response training. (Source: WALB)Dougherty County's Emergency Management Agency along with state emergency and security officials hosted the active shooter response training. (Source: WALB)

    After the country watched the latest school shooting unfold Friday, officials in Dougherty County hosted a training for people to learn how to respond to active shooting situations.

    More >>

    After the country watched the latest school shooting unfold Friday, officials in Dougherty County hosted a training for people to learn how to respond to active shooting situations.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly