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Cancer charity gives patients wacky makeovers

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    The Mimi Foundation employed photographer Vincent Dixon to photograph cancer patients after they were given wacky makeovers. The results have been compiled into a book, "If Only for a Second," that benefits the charity. (www.mimi-foundation.org/http://vincentdixon.com)

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A French cancer charity found a remarkable - and hilarious - way for sufferers to forget their illness.

The Mimi Foundation gave 20 people with the disease flamboyant makeovers. By placing a photographer behind a two-way mirror they asked the makeover subjects to close their eyes and then captured their reactions when they opened them and first saw their new look.

The results are both inspiring and joyous.

The foundation said it was inspired by a remark from a cancer sufferer who was asked what they missed from the time they were cancer-free (and replied), "You know what I miss the most? Being carefree."

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