It’s been a tough year for Melissa Hedrick, but you couldn’t tell it Monday.
Nope, Monday was all about bliss.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer last Christmas Eve, Hedrick has undergone surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
Those months of grueling treatment made her cancer free by Labor Day, but as a mother of two she hasn’t had much time to celebrate. Monday’s outing to The Spa at Pinehurst gave her a chance to do just that.
After an hour-long massage, Hedrick threw on a cozy bathrobe and lounged poolside with newfound friend Jane Erwin.
“This is so relaxing,” said Hedrick, who lives in Chester, S.C.
“Everybody in here has survived, they deserve to be pampered.” -Jane Erwin
The women have a common bond, both are breast cancer survivors. Monday was made for them. It marked the fifth time Pinehurst Resort has hosted Pink in Pinehurst Day, an event that celebrates breast cancer survivors and promotes awareness about the disease.